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Ear stud with kneeling Hathor

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Gold ear stud incised with Hathor. The kneeling winged goddess wears a feathered garment that leaves the torso exposed. The breasts are supported by her hands, and the double crown surmounts the vulture diadem. As on the stele of Amanikhabale (cat. 290), a bundle of plants(?) behind the goddess...

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From Meroe: tomb Beg. W 127. 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


From Meroe, Nubia, Sudan


Diameter: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs