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Fragmentary signet ring

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Found with seven other silver rings on the lower stairs leading to the burial chamber. Only the bezel with an intaglio design survives. It features two standing human figures.


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: 1.1 x 1 cm (7/16 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings