Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–50 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 140

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.017 x 0.015

Accession Number

24.566

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

The ring was found in debris on the coffin bench, along with two other signets and other jewelry items. The oval, intaglio bezel features a seated figure with an elaborate headdress on open lotus flower.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 140. 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