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Gold and enamel ear stud. Conventional design in cloisonné with paste inlay. A granulated double band surrounds the raised rosette in the center . The rim decoration shows a floral wreath over a blue inlaid ground.


From Meroe: Western Cemetery, Beg. W 179. 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, A.D. 30–170

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Diameter: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs