Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Queen Amanikhatashan
A.D. 30–40


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. North, Pyramid N 18, tomb of Queen Amanikhatashan

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.3 x 1.4 cm (1/2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1044

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This signet has a circular intaglio featuring a winged figure wearing a sun disk. The shank is largely missing. It was found with several silver and imported bronze vessels as well as many jewelry fragments.

Provenance

From Meroe, Pyramid N 18, tomb of Queen Amanikhatashan. March 1921: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