Necklace

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. W 5

Dimensions

Length x width: 66.5 x 1.3 cm (26 3/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23.390

Medium or Technique

Gold, glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

The pattern alternates between two hollow biconical beads of gold sheet and three tubular beads of veined polychrome glass. Gold fastener at each end. (Card)

Provenance

From Meroe: Western Cemetery, Beg. W 5. 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession date unknown)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition