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This signet has a circular intaglio featuring a winged figure wearing a sun disk. The shank is largely missing. It was found with several silver and imported bronze vessels as well as many jewelry fragments.


From Meroe, Pyramid N 18, tomb of Queen Amanikhatashan. March 1921:excavated by the Harvard University-Boston 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, reign of Queen Amanikhatashan, A.D. 30–40


Meroe, Beg. North, Nubia (Sudan)


Bezel: 1.3 x 1.4 cm (1/2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings