Gold Hathor earring
90 B.C.–50 A.D.
Findspot: Nubai (Sudan), Meroe, Meroe, Beg. W 5
Height: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition