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The burial in this tomb was an intact adult. This ring was located on the right hand of the deceased. Several other silver rings were found near the body. This ring has a round, raised bezel with a circular, glass element set in the metal.


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 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)


Bezel: 1.8 x 1.8 cm (11/16 x 11/16 in.) Shank: 2.5 x 1.8 x 1 cm (1 x 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver and glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings