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Inlay for a finger ring bezel

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In all likelihood, this oval, glass element was once mounted in a ring bezel. The perimeter of the glass is black while the center is a rough white.


From Meroe, Beg. N. 18, tomb of Queen Amanikhatashan. March 1921: 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, reign of Queen Amanikhatashan, A.D. 30–40


Meroe, Beg. North, Nubia (Sudan)


Bezel: 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.2 cm (7/16 x 3/8 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings