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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.


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)


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


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings