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Gold appliqué

Gold appliqué
Collar made up of one row (two rows in the central design) of small disc-shaped beads of light blue faience, typical of Classical Kerma. The ends of the collar are made up of similar beads of silver. The principal decorative element consists of a goldplaque, joined to a cylinder for suspension, depicting a lunar crescent, which is flanked by lotus flowers in cloisonné technique. This is accompanied by two gold flies attached to a plaque. The fly is a military decoration in Egypt. The gold may have come from the mines of Nubia.
Present location INSTITUT DE PAPYROLOGIE ET D'ÉGYPTOLOGIE, UNIVERSITÉ DE LILLE III [02/049] LILLE
Inventory number L 0943
Dating CLASSICAL KERMA
Archaeological Site MIRGISSA
Category NECKLACE
Material ENAMEL; GOLD; SILVER
Technique WELDED; PRESSED IN A FORM/MODEL
Bibliography•Gratien Brigitte et Le Saout Françoise, Nubie, les cultures antiques du Soudan, catalogue d'exposition, Lille, 1994, p.150, n°220.
•Vila André, "Le cimetière Kerma", dans J. Vercoutter, Mirgissa I, Paris, 1970, p.241, pl.XXVI,26-27.
•Bonnet Charles, Kerma, royaume de Nubie, catalogue d'exposition, Genève, 1990, p.233, n°233.
•Gratien Brigitte, La Nubie au temps des pharaons, catalogue d'exposition, [Boulogne-sur-mer], 1975, p.20, n°120.
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