Necklace

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–50 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West 5

Dimensions

Length: 68.2 cm (26 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.365

Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian, glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Three strands of small gold beads, three strands of small carnelian beads, one strand of small blue glass beads. Gold loop at each end.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, pyramid 5 (no. 4). 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.
(Accession date: 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition