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Fragments of a signet ring

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 454

Accession Number

23-2-304c

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This fragmentary signet ring, from a plundered burial, was found in the thieve’s debris. Its oval, intaglio bezel features a head surmounted by a crown with sun disk and horns.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 454. 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