Ear stud

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 90–220


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. W 111

Dimensions

Diameter: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.487

Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Gold and enamel ear stud. Around the conical center is a lotus flower fringed by a granulated double band. Stemmed blossoms make up the rim decoration. (Sudan catalogue)

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 111. 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 Sudan.
Accession date: January 1, 1922)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition