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Meroitic Period
A.D. 100–250
From Egypt and Sudan, Nubia, Faras, Cemetery 1, Grave 186, University of Oxford Excavations in Nubia 1910–1912
cupreous alloy
Diam. 11 cm (4 5/16 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Oxford University Expedition to Nubia, 1926
Accession Number:
Not on view
Kushite artists of the Meroitic period were noted for their fine metalworking skills. The Museum owns none of the exquisite inlaid cloisonné and gold jewelry produced during this period, but this heavy bronze anklet with its finely incised decoration gives some idea of their talent for working bronze, a much harder metal than gold.
Excavated by the Oxford Expedition to Nubia at Faras 1910-1912. Allotted to the Oxford Expedition by the government in the division of finds. Then, received by the Museum in 1926.

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