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This ring was found with several other rings in the debris on the coffin bench. It consists of a silver signet ring wrapped in thick gold sheet up to the bottom of the bezel. This unusual technique is found on several other rings of similar date recovered from the site. The image on the bezel is...

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From Meroe, tomb W 134. February 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


Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)


Bezel: 1.3 x 1.8 cm (1/2 x 11/16 in.) Shank: 2.5 x 2 cm (1 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver and gold


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings