Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
2nd—3rd century A.D.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gammai, Mound E

Dimensions

Height x width (bezel): 2.1 x 2.1 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.) Height x width (shank): 3 x 2.3 cm (1 3/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

42.126

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Behind the enthroned royal figure with hem-hem crown sits a falcon on a sloping ladder(?). The significance of this accompanying motif remains unclear. (Sudan catalogue)
Electrum. with circular bezel incribed with figure of king seated on throne. (Card)

Provenance

From Gammai: Mound E, bronze box. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; lent by Mrs. Oric Bates, Sept. 4, 1924; gift of Oric Bates, March 1942.
(Accession date: March 12, 1942)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates