Ear ornament with lion's head

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.025 x 0.028

Accession Number

24.495

Medium or Technique

Gold, Inlay

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Gold. Raised lion’s head center surrounded by blue inlay; below, a gold crescent. Two gold loops on back.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Meroe [Excav. date] Jan. 1922

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition