Finger ring in the form of a rearing cobra

Nubian
Meroitic Period
100–320


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.3 x 1.9 cm (1 5/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.515

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

The burial chamber of this tomb was unplundered and a significant amount of jewelry was recovered. There were rings on both hands and in boxes. This ring, in the form of a uraeus, was found on the right hand. It one had champleve enamel.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 179. 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.
(Accession date: February 1, 1922)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition