Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
unknown ruler, 40–10 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. North, Pyramid N 21

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.017 x 0.017

Accession Number

24.573

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This ring and a number of gold bracelet/necklace elements were found on the coffin bench. The ring has an oval, intaglio bezel that features an wedjat eye.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N, Pyramid N 21. January 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition