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Gold and enamel ear stud. Around the conical center is a lotus flower fringed by a granulated double band. Stemmed blossoms make up the rim decoration. (Sudan catalogue)


From Meroe: Western Cemetery, tomb Beg. W 111. 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: January 1, 1922)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, A.D. 90–220

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Diameter: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs