Signet ring

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


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

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.1 x 1.2 x 0.2 cm (7/16 x 1/2 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.308

Medium or Technique

Silver and glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This ring was recovered from the thieve’s debris along with several additional items of jewelry. The bezel of the ring is set with a glass intaglio with a bird motif.

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