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Gold and enamel ear stud. Raised Hathor head in center surrounded by inlay. Granulated single band around the edge. Small gold wire loop soldered to bottom of stud.


From Meroe: tomb W 179, in a bronze box. 1922: 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: February 1, 1922)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 1st–2nd century A.D.


Meroe (Beg.), NUbia, Sudan

Object Place

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia, Sudan


Diameter: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs