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Gold fragments

numerous gold foil fragments, some painted with red and black

Provenance

From Meroe, W 165. January, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 110–10 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

5x3cm

Accession Number

23-1-31b

Medium or Technique

Gold foil

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments