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Ball and gilt ring beads

Thirteen ring beads of sandwiched gold gilt, (like 21-2-564), and thirteen ball beads of green glass, plus one broken red ring bead and one-half larger green glass ball bead.


From Meroe, Beg., N II original filling over steps 12 and 13 of stairs. February 1921: 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, Meroitic Period,


Meroe, Beg., Nubia (Sudan)


Overall (b): 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

glass and gold


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads