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Fragment of an ornament

Fragment of an ornament. On backing sheet of gold a series of heavy gold bars form sections in a ladder-like pattern. 3 of the 4 spaces thus joined show traces of filling with blue substance like paste.

Provenance

Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan. From Gebel Barkal, B501, III A-Z

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian,

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.7 x 3 x 1.4 cm (1 7/16 x 1 3/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2340

Medium or Technique

Gold, paste (?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment