Earring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90 B.C.–50 A.D.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. W 5

Dimensions

Length: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.343

Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian, and enamel

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Gold and carnelian earring with enamel inlay.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 5, No 7d. 1923: 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, 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition