Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhabale
50–40 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. North, Pyramid N 2, tomb of Amanikhabale

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Ring D. 0.020 x 0.017 Bezel D. 0.012 x 0.009

Accession Number

24.567

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This intaglio bezel of this ring features a standing, profile image of the lion-headed god Apedemak.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N, Pyramid N 2, tomb of Amanikhabale. March 1921: 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