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Placque

Placque in sheet metal of human head in repousse relief, surrounded by 2 rows of dots and having 2 rings of wire attached to front surface, one on each side. Also similar placque and fragment of same

Provenance

From Meroe, W 159. February, 1922: 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, 40 B.C.–A.D. 40

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia

Dimensions

2.2 x 2.1 cm (7/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-12-8d

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment