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Gold Harpokrates bracelet

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String of gold rectangular beads depicting the god Harpokrates. Ten flat rectangles, each with human figure in relief.

Provenance

From Meroe: W 125. 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 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: L of string 0.110 each element 0.010 x 0.006

Accession Number

24.531

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets