Necklace with human and ram's head pendants

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270–50 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg W. 263

Dimensions

Length x width: 38 x 2.4 cm (14 15/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.366

Medium or Technique

Gold and carnelian

Out on Loan

On display at Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Japan, February 18, 2018 – July 1, 2018

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace made of 54 composite human head and ram’s head gold pendants with a small carnelian bead between each.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 263. 1923: 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 unknown)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition