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Finger ring with a ram's head bezel

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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. The bezel on this particular ring is in the shape of a ram's head crowned with horns, disc, feathers, and two uraei.


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 width (Bezel): 3.5 x 1.6 cm (1 3/8 x 5/8 in.) height x width (Shank):1.5 x 2 cm (9/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings