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Earring

Nubian
Meroitic Period
185–50 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Meroe, W 177

Dimensions

1.8 x 1.1 cm (11/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-558a

Medium or Technique

Gold and glass paste

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

earring- gold wire loop from which hangs on a smaller loop a bell shaped cap filled with glass paste. Also part of the larger loop of another

Provenance

From Meroe, W 177. February, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition