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Gold Hathor earring

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Rosette inlaid with enamel and surrounded by a double-twisted gold band, and below a double-faced shield featuring Hathor. Seven gold drops are suspended below the shield. Suspension ring at the top.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Meroe, Pyr. W V, No 7a.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Nubai (Sudan)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

23.341

Medium or Technique

Gold, Enamel

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs