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Bead

One blue barrel bead

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

0.5 cm (3/16 in.), diameter 0.45

Accession Number

23-3-434c

Medium or Technique

Egg shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads