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Three small fragments of sponge-like green bodied faience, two are pierced, probably fragments of beads.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Temple B 501. 1920; 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 to Meroitic Period, 750 B.C.–A.D. 339

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, blue glaze


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads