Finger ring in the form of a snake

Nubian
Meroitic Period
40 B.C.–A.D. 114


Object Place: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 453.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.023 x 0.014

Accession Number

23.305

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This ring was recovered from the thieve’s debris along with several additional items of jewelry. The ring is in the form of a coiled snake.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 453. February 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition