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Only part of the tomb was plundered and many artifacts, including jewelry, were recovered. Severals jewels are enameled. This hand-fabricated ring has a rectangular, cast bezel with four registers featuring lions and crocodiles.


From Meroe, Beg. W 179. January 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, 90–50 B.C.

Object Place

Meroe Begrawiya W, Nubia, Sudan


Bezel: 1.4 x 1.6 cm (9/16 x 5/8 in.) Shank: 2 x 2.4 cm (13/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings