Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
100 B.C.–100 A.D.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W 171

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.565

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

The ring from this plundered burialwas found in the debris. Other jewelry recovered includes gilt glass and carnelian beads, four pendants, and a ram’s head amulet. This oval, intaglio bezel of this ring shows a sphinx wearing the double crown Before him is an ankh and a hawk with outspread wings is in the upper right quadrant.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 171. 1922:excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition