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Beads

812 cylinder beads, faded blue-green, in two sizes, missing are rings, balls, and barrel beads, 273 rings, faded blue green, 24 rings black, 33 rings red, 99 balls, roughly made, faded red or blue 1 barrel bead of carnelian

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid XLIV. 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, 593–542 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

.3 x 1.5 cm (1/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12101

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads