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Placque

Nubian
Meroitic Period
40 B.C.–A.D. 40


Findspot: Nubia, Meroe, W 159; Object Place: Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

2.2 x 2.1 cm (7/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-12-8d

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Placque in sheet metal of human head in repousse relief, surrounded by 2 rows of dots and having 2 rings of wire attached to front surface, one on each side. Also similar placque and fragment of same

Provenance

From Meroe, W 159. February, 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition