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Gold double Hathor earring

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Gold earring. A lotus flower with enamel inlay, sits above two Hathor heads with sun discs between the horns. The Hathors are situated on a rectangular 'base' which contains five round circles, each containing small round balls in their centers. Attached to the base by way of four gold loops...

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Provenance

From Meroe: Beg. West, pyramid 5 (no. 6). 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: January 1, 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 90 B.C.–50 A.D.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.340

Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs