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Beads

Seven blue and green faience cylinder beads (1 broken), 4 biconical beads, 6 mottled black and white paste ball beads, 2 ring beads and 3 fragments with a broken faience amulet. (Strung together but not in original manner).

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 787. 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, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

24.834

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets