Finger ring with a key bezel
Meroitic Period, reign of Aryesbokhe
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. N 16
Bezel: 1.4 x 1 cm (9/16 x 3/8 in.) Shank: 2.2 x 2 cm (7/8 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The ring’s bezel is in the shape of a key. It was found attached to a finger. Nineteen other finger rings were recovered from the hands of the deceased. Additional jewelry was discovered in the two subterranean chambers, including earrings, bracelet elements, and glass beads. Some ornaments were enameled.
From Meroe, Beg. N, Pyramid N 16, chamber A, in floor debris, attached to a finger. March 1921: 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition