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The ring has a decayed, inlaid, glass bezel that is badly decayed. Found with several other rings.


From Meroe, Beg. W. 333. February, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 185–10 B.C.


Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)


Bezel: 1.9 x 2 x 0.9 cm (3/4 x 13/16 x 3/8 in.) Shank: 2 x 1.1 cm (13/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver and glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings