Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 30–175


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 179

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.8 x 1.9 cm (11/16 x 3/4 in.) Shank: 2.2 x 1.9 cm (7/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.562

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

The burial chamber of this tomb was unplundered and a significant amount of jewelry was recovered. There were rings on both hands and in boxes. This ring has a circular, intaglio bezel featuring a seated figure before an altar.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 179. February 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