Ram's head earring

Nubian
Napatan Period
550–500 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. W. 443

Dimensions

Height x length: 3 x 1.6 cm (1 3/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.333

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Gold ram’s head earring with two uraeii and the sun disc, rosette on the back.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 443. 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