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This hand-fabricated ring has a large, flat, oval bezel once inlaid with pink glass.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 5. January 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 90–50 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: Bezel 1.9 x 2.5 cm (3/4 x 1 in.)Overall: Ring 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

23.424

Medium or Technique

Gold and glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings