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The MFA Will Open Gold-Heavy Nubian Jewelry Exhibit in July

Nubian Winged Isis pectoral (538–519 B.C.) via <a href="http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/gold-and-gods">Museum of Fine Arts</a>
Nubian Winged Isis pectoral (538–519 B.C.) via Museum of Fine Arts

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Come mid-July, the Museum of Fine Arts will open its exhibit halls for yet another fashion-driven exhibition, this time focused on "100 glittering treasures from Ancient Nubia." The MFA collection is the most comprehensive of the Nubian jewelry genre outside Khartorum, Sudan, thanks to expeditions from a century ago, excavated in conjunction with Harvard University. The gold-heavy assortment of jewelry, aptly titled "Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia," dates back to the 1700 B.C. to 300 A.D. range, including a gilt-silver mummy mask of Queen Malakaye and a Hathor-headed crystal pendant. The display runs from July 19, 2014, through May 14, 2017.
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