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Gold wire from a foundation deposit

Four rings of wire, bent and twisted, one with square section.


From Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid 12, foundation deposit, S.E. January 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 90–50 B.C.

Object Place

Meroe, Begarawiyah West, Sudan (Nubia)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits