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Gold rosette pendant earring

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Gold and enamel earring. Inlaid rosette below a suspension ring, with double-faced shield below from which hang six gold drops.

Provenance

Beg W V 7c. 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, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.342

Medium or Technique

Gold and enamel

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs