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Forty-three gold elements are formed into lion's heads with sun-disk and two uraei. Carnelian beads are arranged between the loops. Beads remaining from stringing (Sudan catalogue).


From Meroe, Western Cemetery, Beg. W 20. February, 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 185–100 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Height x length: 2 x 33 cm (13/16 x 13 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands