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Finger ring in the form of a rearing cobra

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The burial chamber of this tomb was unplundered and a significant amount of jewelry was recovered. There were rings on both hands and in boxes. This ring, in the form of a uraeus, was found on the right hand. It one had champleve enamel.


From Meroe: Beg. W 179. 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: February 1, 1922)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, A.D. 30–175


Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x diameter: 3.3 x 1.9 cm (1 5/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings