Finger ring with a ram's head bezel

Nubian
Meroitic Period
100–320


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

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 2 x 2.4 cm (1 3/8 x 13/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.485

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. The bezel on this particular ring is in the shape of a ram’s head crowned with horns, disc, feathers, and two uraei.

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