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Signet ring

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Several silver signet rings were recovered from this plundered burial. This oval, intaglio bezel of this ring features a ram's head with sun disc.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 454. February 1923: 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, 40 B.C.–A.D. 114

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Bezel: 0.7 x 0.9 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.) Shank: 1.8 x 1.7 cm (11/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.576

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings