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Rosette inlaid with enamel, and below, a shield from which hang three gold drops.

Provenance

From Meroe, Pyramid W V, No 7b. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1923: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, about 100 B.C.–A.D. 100

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height: 5.6 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.339

Medium or Technique

Gold and enamel

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs