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Bracelet with octagonal disc

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Silver and glass or carnelian. Bracelet with large octagonal disc, set with glass or carnelian inlays. The disk is flat on the surface but the whole disk is 2.0 cm deep with a truncated cone shape. It is composed of thin sheet silver over a plaster core. Much corroded and decayed. Forms a pair...

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From Meroe: W 130 #3 and #4. February, 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period,


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)


Legacy dimension: Diameter disc 0.070

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Medium or Technique

Silver, glass or carnelian and black stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets