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Five silver rings were recovered from this plundered burial. The intaglio bezel of this ring features a seated, enthroned queen facing right.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 120. February 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, A.D. 30–175

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.575

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings