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Bead

1 Barrel bead, blue faience

Provenance

From Beg. West 786,1923: 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, 712–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

0.7 x 1.5 cm (1/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-519

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads