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Bead

opaque red disc bored lengthwise, technique similar to (22-2-482a) except that where the former would appear to have been flatened on a flat surface, this bead seems to have been pressed into a circular mold while glass was plastic and then when it hardened its flat surface was rubbed down and...

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Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West, Room B) Pyr. 126, 1922: 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, A.D. 30–175

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

0.73 x 0.3 cm (5/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-494n

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads