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This signet ring, along with a silver signet, was recovered from the debris of a plundered burial. It features two upright, mummified, royal figures with uraei facing each other. There is an ib sign below.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 185. January 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. 40

Object Place

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Bezel: 1 x 1.2 cm (3/8 x 1/2 in.) Shank: 2.1 x 2 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.304

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings