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The burial chamber of this tomb was unplundered and a significant amount of jewelry was recovered. There were rings on both hands and in boxes. This ring has a circular, intaglio bezel featuring a seated figure before an altar.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 179. 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, A.D. 30–175

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Bezel: 1.8 x 1.9 cm (11/16 x 3/4 in.) Shank: 2.2 x 1.9 cm (7/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.562

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings