Signet ring

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


Object Place: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 308

Dimensions

Bezel: 1 x 1.1 cm (3/8 x 7/16 in.) Shank: 2 x 1.5 cm (13/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.505

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This ring is from the intact burial of a male child. The round, intaglio bezel features a central star surrounded by an undulating pattern. Numerous amulets and glass bead necklaces were recovered from the tomb.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 308. January 1922: 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