Bracelet with octagonal disc

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W 130 #3 and #4

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Diameter disc 0.070

Accession Number

24.1002

Medium or Technique

Silver, glass or carnelian and black stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Silver and glass or carnelian. Bracelet with large octagonal disc, set with glass or carnelian inlays. The disk is flat on the surface but the whole disk is 2.0 cm deep with a truncated cone shape. It is composed of thin sheet silver over a plaster core. Much corroded and decayed. Forms a pair with 24.1002; housed together in 2 boxes. Wrist band is in 7 large fragments and numerous smaller fragments.
4 transparent red - orange glass or stone inlays are loose. Also present is one carnelian faceted bead.

Provenance

From Meroe: W 130 #3 and #4. February, 1922: 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