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Braided gold wire bracelet. Between the two strands, a gold rosette in the center with a gold lotus flower on each side and gold ornaments alternating with carnelian beads. On each end a lotus flower terminating in a loop fastener.


From Meroe: pyramid W 5, No. 1. 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: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold and carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets