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Beads

Approximately 220 of 500 disc beads that were once part of girdle alternating in equal length with four to five barrel beads (22.545).

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 786. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia(Sudan)

Accession Number

24.541

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads