Meroitic; from Faras, Lower Nubia, cemetery 1, grave 186
Bronze; Diam. 4 3/8 in. (11 cm)
Gift of Oxford University Expedition to Nubia, 1926 (26.4.110a)
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.