Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
40 B.C.–A.D. 40


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg, West, tomb W 140

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: D. 0.015

Accession Number

24.572

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This ring was found in the organic debris on the coffin bench. Several other rings and jewelry items were recovered from the burial. This ring, with an oval, intaglio bezel, features a standing figure facing left.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 140. February 1922: 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