Ear stud

Nubian
Meroitic Period
beginning of the Christian era


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.497

Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

A frieze of granulated chevrons surrounds the central conical boss. Stylized blossom motifs of gold wire decorate the rim, which shows traced of red fill material. (Sudan catalogue)
Gold. Around raised center a conventional grape design. Cloisonné border with red background. Back of stud missing. (Card)
(Volume V, p. 237, fig. 162, 8)

Provenance

From Meroe, Western Cemetery, Tomb Beg. W 139. February, 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition