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Beads

Beads: fifty-five cylinder beads plus fragments with greenish body, paste, glaze much worn. Eleven ball beads, white or yellowish paste. Five discs, now white, probably blue originally.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Grave XXV-1 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, Napatan Period, reign of an unidentified ruler, 405–369 B.C.

Findspot

Beg. South, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameters range from 0.4- 0.5

Accession Number

21.12058

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads