Bracelet

Nubian
Meroitic Period
100–1 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. W 5

Dimensions

Length x width: 14.4 x 1.2 cm (5 11/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23.377

Medium or Technique

Gold and carnelian

On View

Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Gallery (Gallery 104)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Braided gold wire bracelet. Between the two strands, a gold rosette in the center with a gold lotus flower on each side and gold ornaments alternating with carnelian beads. On each end a lotus flower terminating in a loop fastener.

Provenance

From Meroe: pyramid W 5, No. 1. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date unknown)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition