Floral pendant

Nubian
Meroitic Period
170–10 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.25 x 1.8 cm (7/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.321

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

These floral elements were divided between Boston and Khartoum. There are nineteen pieces, each showing three leaves with two fruits, probably olives, attached to thin gold wire. Tubular loops for attachment are affixed to the leaf fittings. (Sudan catalogue) Gold. Leaf with two buds between the petals. (Card)

Provenance

From Meroe, Western Cemetery, Beg. W 199 and W 122. December 1922-January 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1923: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition