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The plundered burial had the remains of five bodies. The main burial is associated with an anthropoid coffin. This ring was found in debris near the coffin. It has a rectangular bezel featuring four seated deities in the top register and two crocodiles in the bottom register.


From Meroe, Beg. W 32. 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, 185–50 B.C.


Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 2.6 cm (1 in.) diameter; Bezel 1.6 x 1.5

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold sheet over core material


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings