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Barrel beads

a) 11 whole and many fragments of deep blue translucent glass barrel beads b) 9 small flattened ball beads in blue green glass. 19 ring beads with gold. Leaf sandwiched between two clear glass layers, one broken red glass ring bead, red ball bead not present. Obj Reg says: "1 fragment to R. W....

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Provenance

From Meroe, Beg., N II original filling on 7th step of stair. 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,

Findspot

Meroe, Beg., Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall (a): 1.7 x 2.2 cm (11/16 x 7/8 in.) Overall (b): 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12168.1

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads