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Ear stud

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Pyr. 140

Dimensions

D=1.5 TK 0.3

Accession Number

22-2-526b

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Two piece ear stud (disk and backing), decorated with image of a goddess.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West, Room B) Pyr. 140, 1922: 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