Gold ram's head necklace

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg W, 125

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L of string 0.150

Accession Number

24.486

Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace with twenty hollow gold elements; rams heads crowned with disc and feathers, separated by small gold, carnelian, and miscellaneous beads.

Provenance

From Meroe Beg. W.125, 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, Feb. 1922.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition