Harpokrates bracelet (attached to 24.532)

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. W 125

Dimensions

Length (bracelet) x width: 13 x 0.6 cm (5 1/8 x 1/4 in.) Length (each element): 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.531

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

String of gold rectangular beads depicting the god Harpokrates. Ten flat rectangles, each with human figure in relief.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 125. 1922: 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.
(Accession date: February 1, 1922)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition