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Bead

One pear-shaped black bead.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. W.), Tomb 120. 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, A.D. 30–175

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. W.), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-53j

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads