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This ring is from the intact burial of a male child. The round, intaglio bezel features a central star surrounded by an undulating pattern. Numerous amulets and glass bead necklaces were recovered from the tomb.


From Meroe, Beg. W 308. January 1922: 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)


Bezel: 1 x 1.1 cm (3/8 x 7/16 in.) Shank: 2 x 1.5 cm (13/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings