Period: Meroitic Period

Date: A.D. 100–250

Geography: From Egypt and Sudan, Nubia, Faras, Cemetery 1, Grave 186, University of Oxford Excavations in Nubia 1910–1912

Medium: cupreous alloy

Dimensions: Diam. 11 cm (4 5/16 in)

Credit Line: Gift of Oxford University Expedition to Nubia, 1926

Accession Number: 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.