Inlay for a finger ring bezel

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Queen Amanikhatashan
A.D. 30–40


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. North, Pyramid 18, tomb of Queen Amanikhatashan

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.2 cm (7/16 x 3/8 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12398

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

In all likelihood, this oval, glass element was once mounted in a ring bezel. The perimeter of the glass is black while the center is a rough white.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N. 18, tomb of Queen Amanikhatashan. March 1921: 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