User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Bead

Ball bead, cloudy/opaque carnelian, bored from one end.

Provenance

From Beg. West 780,1923: 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, Napatan Period, 712–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

D 0.7

Accession Number

23-M-691a

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads