Fragments of a finger ring with uraei

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


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

Dimensions

1.1 x 1.1 cm (7/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-2-299a

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

These ring fragments, along with other jewelry items, was found in the thieve’s debris of a plundered burial. Originally the ring had a central bezel featuring a sun disk flanked by uraei.

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