Two pear-shaped pendants

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Nasakhma or Malowiebama
468–435 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXXI, room A

Dimensions

Length: 2.0 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.17013

Medium or Technique

Gold and amazonite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Gold pendants inlaid with amazonite; one in good condition, the other broken; perhaps traces of blue cement (?)

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXXI (Saka'aye), room A. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition