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This ring, along with four others, came from a plundered tomb with no trace of the burial. It has an oval bezel with a multicolor, glass millifiore inlay featuring a floral motif. Cleaned by electrolysis, 1961.


From Meroe, Beg. W 454. 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 x 1.2 x 0.4 cm (3/8 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver and glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings