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Bead

One double conical bead, tapered and bored.

Provenance

From Beg. West 627, March, 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, 743–542 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.0 cm (3/8 in.), diameter 1.4cm

Accession Number

23-3-434a

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads