Earring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
100–50 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. N. 21

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.4 x 1.2 cm (15/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

24.526

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Gold. Heavy loop with ball pendant. Upper half of ball had cloisonné rosette, originally filled with colored paste.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N. 21 A, debris.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