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Gold, flower shaped; incised tubular bead soldered to top; button inside.


From Nubia, Nuri: tomb of Talakh-Aman, (Pyramid 16 at Nuri). 1920: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over. (Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, late 6th–late 5th century B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Overall: 1.8 x 2.6 cm (11/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment