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Fragments of jewelry

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhatashan
A.D. 62–85


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. North, Pyramid XVIII, chamber A

Dimensions

a) 1.6 x 0.45; b) 0.9 x 0.8; c) 0.6; d) 0.7 x 0.8

Accession Number

21.17064

Medium or Technique

Gold, electrum, silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

a) Gold amulet bead bent. b) Gold amulet. Hole through top for thread, dark color, flat back. c) Hollow electrum hemisphere (irregular) with 2 holes and one fragment crushed. d) Small fragment corroded sheet silver. e) A few of small scraps of foil.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. North, Pyramid XVIII. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition