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This ring was recovered from the thieve's debris along with several additional items of jewelry. The bezel of the ring is set with a glass intaglio with a bird motif.


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


Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)


Bezel: 1.1 x 1.2 x 0.2 cm (7/16 x 1/2 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver and glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings