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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.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

Length: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.377

Medium or Technique

Gold and carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets