Signet ring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
185–10 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 333

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.5 x 2 x 0.6 cm (9/16 x 13/16 x 1/4 in.) Shank: 2.2 x 2.3 cm (7/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-2-11b

Medium or Technique

Silver and glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

The ring has a decayed, inlaid, glass bezel that is badly decayed. Found with several other rings.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 333. February, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition