Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
100–320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W 120

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.575

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Five silver rings were recovered from this plundered burial. The intaglio bezel of this ring features a seated, enthroned queen facing right.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 120. February 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition