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Fragments of jewelry

a) Gold amulet bead bent. b) Gold amulet. Hole through top for thread, dark color, flat back. c) Hollow electrum hemisphere (irregular) with 2 holes and one fragment crushed. d) Small fragment corroded sheet silver. e) A few of small scraps of foil.


From Meroe, Beg. North, Pyramid XVIII. 1921: 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, Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhatashan, A.D. 62–85


Meroe, Beg. North, Nubia (Sudan)


a) 1.6 x 0.45; b) 0.9 x 0.8; c) 0.6; d) 0.7 x 0.8

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, electrum, silver


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets