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Gold ear stud. The central figure is the goddess Hathor with tall cow's horns surrounding a sun-disk. A multi-rowed broad collar adorns her neck. The rim is decorated with flower petals. (Sudan catalogue) Originally surrounded with blue inlay now missing. Outer edge conventional design....

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From Meroe: North Cemetery, pyramid Beg. N 16. 1921: 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: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Amanitaraqide, A.D. 40–50

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Diameter: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs