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Ear ornament with lion's head

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Gold. Raised lion's head center surrounded by blue inlay; below, a gold crescent. Two gold loops on back.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Meroe [Excav. date] Jan. 1922

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.025 x 0.028

Accession Number

24.495

Medium or Technique

Gold, Inlay

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs