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Bead

Lapis barrel capped with silver cone at each end with hole in base.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb Beg. W 486 [Excav. date] March 1, 1923: 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, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

23.811

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli, silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads