Ear stud

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 30–170


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. W 125

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.15 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.490

Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Three figures of the god Bes appear in frontal view against a blue ground. The rim decoration consists of alternating papyrus umbels and buds. (Sudan catalogue)
Gold. Three standing Bes figures in center, surrounded by enamel inlay. Edge decorated with flowers and buds. (Card)

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 125. 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. 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