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Signet ring

Finger ring with a 3-dimensional figure of seated ape attached to the bezel. It was found on the right, dismembered hand in chamber A. All together, there were nine rings on the hand. Another hand in the same area had ten silver rings. Considerable jewelry was discovered in the two subterranean...

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Provenance

From Beg. North, Pyramid 16, chamber A. 1921: 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, A.D. 0–20

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. North, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.17059

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings