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This plundered burial contained several bronze bells and several jewelry items, including ram pendants. This ring has an oval, intaglio bezel that features a king wearing the double crown and holding a whip in left hand. He is depicted seated on an open lotus.


From Meroe, Beg. W 18. January 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 90–50 B.C.


Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)


Legacy dimension: Ring D. 0.021 Bezel D. 0.019 Tk 0.007

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings