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Bead

One broken spiral shell, probably pierced for suspension.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West 820. 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,

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-611i

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads