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This carved stone ring, in the style of a signet, has a plain bezel of blue glass. It was found in the thieves' debris. Published by Dunham as having been given to Khartoum.


From Meroe, Beg. W 453. 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: 1.3 x 1.9 cm (1/2 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stone and glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings