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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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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.


Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)


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

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Medium or Technique

Gold sheet over organic core


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings