Finger ring

Meroitic Period
332 B.C.–A.D. 364

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 214


Legacy dimension: Length: 0.023

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, enamel, human bone

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



The intact burial contained an adult skeleton in the remains of a wooden coffin. Amulets and jewelry were found in situ on the body. This ring was found on a finger of the right hand. The rectangular bezel is inlaid with a glass inset featuring a sacred eye.

Silver finger ring with blue enamel decoration, broken into five parts and incomplete. Finger bone remains with it.


From Meroe, Beg. W 214. January 10, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition