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Beads

2 white beads pierced lenthwise, one of them chipped (put with 21-3-608) (see also 21-3-709 for detail on a-c, 21-3-709e for detail on e)

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. North, Pyramid XVIII. 1921: 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, reign of Amanikhatashan, A.D. 62–85

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. North, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21-3-709d

Medium or Technique

Mother of pearl(?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads