50 B.C.–225 A.D.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W 134
Height x width (Bezel): 1.2 x 1.3 cm (1/2 x 1/2 in.) Height x width (Shank): 2 x 1.7 cm (13/16 x 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This ring was found in the debris on the the coffin bench, along with four other signets. The circular, intaglio bezel features a falcon’ head in profile with a double-feather crown. The falcon is set in a sun disk flanked by uraei.
From Meroe: Beg. W 134. 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: February 1, 1922)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition