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Ball and disc bead

15 ball beads, roughly made; black, yellow (a white), light green body paste, 10 black, 15 white (or yellow), 123 green (or blue) cylinder beads

Provenance

From Beg. South Pyramid III. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler, 315–270 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

2.9 x .4 cm (1 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12004.2

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads