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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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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


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique

Carnelian. glass, glass paste


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads