Fragmentary finger ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Natakamani
0–A.D. 20


Findspot: Egypt (Sudan), Meroe. Beg. North, Pyramid N 22

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.2 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm (1/2 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1054

Medium or Technique

Silver and carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Found with seven other silver rings on the lower stairs leading to the burial chambers. The bezel is inlaid with a “donut” shaped carnelian disk whose center is now missing. Part of the shank is missing.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N, Pyramid N 22, lower stairs leading to the burial chamber. January 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition