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Bead fragments

Fragments of natural shells.

Provenance

From Beg. West 529. 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, 712–664 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-3-187d

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads