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Bead

Ball bead of blue marble.

Provenance

From Beg. West 779,1923: 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, Begarawiyah Meroe, 743–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

D 1.9

Accession Number

23-M-501a

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads