Fragmentary signet ring

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. North, Pyramid N 22, tomb of Natakamani

Dimensions

Bezel: 0.9 x 1.4 cm (5/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1052

Medium or Technique

Silver

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. Only the bezel survives. It features a circular, intaglio bezel with an indistinct design (possibly four scorpions).

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N, Pyramid N 22, tomb of Natakamani, 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