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Finger ring in the form of a snake

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This ring was recovered from the thieve's debris along with several additional items of jewelry. The ring is in the form of a coiled snake.


From Meroe, Beg. W 453. 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

Object Place

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)


Legacy dimension: 0.023 x 0.014

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings