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This ring was found in the thieve's debris in the main burial chamber. It appears to be the gold sheet covering of a core of unknown material. Several complete silver and gold signet rings were also recovered from the burial. This ring has an elliptical bezel now missing its inlay. Most...

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Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 333. 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, 185–10 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.3 x 1.6 cm (1/2 x 5/8 in.) Shank: 2 x 2 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.421

Medium or Technique

Gold sheet over organic core

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings