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Beads

Four pear-shaped beads, seventeen faience ring beads, and one tiny hematite? barrel bead.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. Pyramid N21 debris. 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 Amanirenas, 40–10 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Beg., Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 x 0.6 cm (1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

22-1-119a

Medium or Technique

Faience, hematite?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads