Ear stud

Nubian
Meroitic Period
100–320


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. W 179

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.551

Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Gold and enamel ear stud. Conventional design in cloisonné with paste inlay. A granulated double band surrounds the raised rosette in the center . The rim decoration shows a floral wreath over a blue inlaid ground.

Provenance

From Meroe: Western Cemetery, Beg. W 179. 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession date: February 1, 1922)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition