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Fragments of a signet ring

This fragmentary signet ring, from a plundered burial, was found in the thieve's debris. Its oval, intaglio bezel features a head surmounted by a crown with sun disk and horns.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 454. February 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

23-2-304c

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings