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Floral pendant

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Like the ear studs above, these floral elements were divided between Boston and Khartoum. There are nineteen pieces, each showing three leaves with two fruits, probably olives, attached to thin gold wire. Tubular loops for attachment are affixed to the leaf fittings. (Sudan catalogue) Gold. Leaf...

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Provenance

From Meroe, Western Cemetery, Beg. W 199 and W 122. December 1922-January 1923: 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, 170–10 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.25 x 1.8 cm (7/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.327

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants