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Gold wire from a foundation deposit

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–50 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan (Nubia), Meroe, Begarawiyah West, Pyramid XII

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.2 cm

Accession Number

23.793

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Four rings of wire, bent and twisted, one with square section.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid 12, foundation deposit, S.E. January 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-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