Necklace

Nubian
Meroitic Period
185–50 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan (Nubia), Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid 20

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L 0.325

Accession Number

24.555

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace, strung in original order, with 509 gold ring beads and 2 gold end pieces of 2 cylinders each

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. W), pyramid 20 A no. 15, SW quarter. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition