Necklace with human and ram's head pendants

Meroitic Period
270–50 B.C.

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold and carnelian

Out on Loan

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


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

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


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