100 B.C.–100 A.D.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W 171
Diameter: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition