Bracelet with image of Hathor

Meroitic Period
250–100 B.C.

Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 8


Overall: 1.8 x 5.7 x 5.1 cm (11/16 x 2 1/4 x 2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Bracelets and armlets

Hinged bracelet of gold with enamel decoration showing a seated figure of the goddess Hathor and geometrical pattern; two hinges; loop on each end.


From Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, pyramid 8. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition