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Figure with pins

figure: fragment of figure (Bes?) pins: two gold disc pins, broken

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) 508 1923: 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

Nubian, Napatan Period, 696–664 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

figure: H 1.7 cm pins: H 0.6 cm

Accession Number

23-M-193

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli pins: gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets