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Found in the partly plundered tomb with archer's artifacts, this ring has a circular, intaglio bezel that features a profile vulture standing on a uraeus.


From Meroe: Beg. W, tomb 106. 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: January 1, 1922).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, A.D. 90–246


Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)


height x width (Bezel): 1.2 x 1.5 cm (1/2 x 9/16 in.) height x width (Shank): 2.6 x 2 cm (1 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings