Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.5 x 1.7 cm (9/16 x 11/16 in.) Shank: 2.2 x 1.9 cm (7/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.1554

Medium or Technique

Iron

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

The design on the oval bezel is that of the winged god, Apedemek. Acc. to Dunham, it was found in a Kushite layer. Stylistically, it appears Meroitic.

Provenance

From Semna, tomb S 707. March 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition