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Braided gold wire bracelet with two rows of small gold beads and a row of small carnelian beads between. At each end is a gold lotus flower with loop to clasp it.


From Meroe: pyramid W 5, No. 2. 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession date unknown)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 1st century B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Length: 14.2 cm (5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets