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This ring was found in the debris on the the coffin bench, along with four other signets. The circular, intaglio bezel features a falcon' head in profile with a double-feather crown. The falcon is set in a sun disk flanked by uraei.


From Meroe: Beg. W 134. 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: February 1, 1922)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 40 B.C.–A.D. 114


Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)


height x width (bezel): 1.2 x 1.3 cm (1/2 x 1/2 in.) height x width (Shank): 2 x 1.7 cm (13/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings