Fragments of a signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
185–10 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 333

Dimensions

diameter 2.3 cm (7/8 in.) if whole

Accession Number

23-2-13d

Medium or Technique

Gold and iron

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

There are remnants of gold sheet on this ring. It is currently in two piecesand the frame of the bezel is broken. Found with several other rings.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 333, debris from "thieve's alley". February, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition