Necklace with human and ram's head pendants

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270–50 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg W. 263

Dimensions

Length x width: 38 x 2.4 cm (14 15/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.366

Medium or Technique

Gold and carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace made of 54 composite human head and ram’s head gold pendants with a small carnelian bead between each.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 263. 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 unknown)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition