Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
40 B.C.–A.D. 114


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 454

Dimensions

Bezel: 0.7 x 0.9 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.) Shank: 1.8 x 1.7 cm (11/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.576

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Several silver signet rings were recovered from this plundered burial. This oval, intaglio bezel of this ring features a ram’s head with sun disc.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 454. February 1923: 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