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This is a hand-fabricated ring with a thin shank and small, square bezel. The surface has been crushed so that the design is indistinct. It was found with earstuds and numerous beads (carnelian and glass).


From Meroe, W 165, thieves' debris over coffin bench. January 1, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston 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, 90–10 B.C.

Object Place

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)


Bezel: 0.6 x 0.6 cm (1/4 x 1/4 in.) Shank: 1.5 x 1.5 cm (9/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings