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Earring with bird pendant

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Gold earring. Wire loop with pendant in form of a bird.

Provenance

From Meroe: tomb W 179. 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the divison of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: February 1, 1922)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.038 x 0.026

Accession Number

24.549

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs