Necklace

Nubian
Meroitic Period
50–170


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. W 140

Dimensions

Length: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.521

Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian, glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace; three strands separated in center by a long vertical gold bead. The two upper strands of small gold, carnelian, and blue glass balls; lower strand of small gold balls and pendants of gold, amazon stone, and blue glass. At each end three gold tubular beads.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 140. 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