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Fragmentary finger ring

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Found with seven other silver rings on the lower stairs leading to the burial chambers. The bezel is inlaid with a "donut" shaped carnelian disk whose center is now missing. Part of the shank is missing.


From Meroe, Beg. N, Pyramid N 22, lower stairs leading to the burial chamber. January 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Natakamani, 0–A.D. 20


Meroe. Beg. North, Egypt (Sudan)


Bezel: 1.2 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm (1/2 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver and carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings