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Finger ring

These ring fragments came from an intact, adult burial. Originally, the ring had a raised bezel set with a flat, circular glass element. In addition, there is twisted wire decoration along the perimeter of the bezel. The fragments were found near the right hand and are similar in form and...

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From Meroe, Beg. W 390. 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

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 40 B.C.–A.D. 114


Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)


D 0.75 H 1.35

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver and glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings