Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
200–320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W 106

Dimensions

Height x width (Bezel): 1.2 x 1.5 cm (1/2 x 9/16 in.) Height x width (Shank): 2.6 x 2 cm (1 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.568

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Found in the partly plundered tomb with archer’s artifacts, this ring has a circular, intaglio bezel that features a profile vulture standing on a uraeus.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 106. 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.
(Accession date: January 1, 1922).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition