Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, tomb K 4/1

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.3 x 1.6 x 0.6 cm (1/2 x 5/8 x 1/4 in.) Shank: 3 x 2.2 cm (1 3/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4231

Medium or Technique

Iron

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This ring was found in the Meroitic cemetery located between tumulus K IV and K X. The object is corroded and the intaglio bezel is now illegible.

Provenance

From Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, grave K4 / 1.1913: 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