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Ball beads

a) 12 ball beads, mostly damaged b) 1 carnelian barrel bead c) 56 carnelian ring beads d) 1 carnelian pendant bead e) 232 blue glass ring beads f) 8 blue-green faience cylinder beads, 1 broken g) 3 gilded glass ring beads h) 1 opaque, white, glass paste ball bead i) about 32 opaque, red glass...

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Provenance

From Beg. North, Pyramid XV. 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, reign of Pisaker, 30–A.D. 40

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

22-1-18a-n

Medium or Technique

Carnelian. glass, glass paste

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads