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Finger ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 30–175


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 179

Dimensions

2 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm (13/16 x 3/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-590

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

The ring, in form of a uraeus, was found on the left hand of the deceased. The burial chamber was unplundered.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 179. February, 1922: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition