Signet ring

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 185

Dimensions

Bezel: 1 x 1.2 x 0.4 cm (3/8 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.1462

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

The ring was found in the debris of the plundered burial chamber. The oval, intaglio bezel features a Hathor-head flanked by two uraei on each side. The bezel was cleaned by electrolysis 1961.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 185. January 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