Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90 B.C.–50 A.D.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W 18

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Ring D. 0.021 Bezel D. 0.019 Tk 0.007

Accession Number

24.570

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This plundered burial contained several bronze bells and several jewelry items, including ram pendants. This ring has an oval, intaglio bezel that features a king wearing the double crown and holding a whip in left hand. He is depicted seated on an open lotus.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 18.1922: excavated by the Harvard University-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