Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
110–50 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. N 20

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.7 x 1.9 cm (11/16 x 3/4 in.) Shank: 2.5 x 2.2 cm (1 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.569

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Although the tomb was plundered, several items of jewelry were left behind. On the bezel is a very wide broad collar, above which is a frontal representation of the human-headed Amen (Amen of Thebes) wearing a double-plumed crown. He is flanked by two ram’s heads with double-plumed crown upon horizontal pairs of horns (Amen of Napata).

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N, Pyramid N 20. December, 1921: 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