Gold Hathor earring

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


Findspot: Nubai (Sudan), Meroe, Meroe, Beg. W 5

Dimensions

Height: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.341

Medium or Technique

Gold, Enamel

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Rosette inlaid with enamel and surrounded by a double-twisted gold band, and below a double-faced shield featuring Hathor. Seven gold drops are suspended below the shield. Suspension ring at the top.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 5, No 7a. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition