Earring with ankh pendants

Nubian
Meroitic Period
100–40 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. N 21 A

Dimensions

Height x width: 2 x 1.8 cm (13/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.530

Medium or Technique

Gold

Out on Loan

On display at Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands, December 15, 2018 – May 5, 2019

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Gold earring. Heavy loop with a ball and two “Ankh” pendants.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N 21 A in debris. 1922: 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: Jaunary 1, 1922)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition