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Beads

180 Beads cylinders, blue-green body paste, and 64 disc beads

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid XLII. 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, 623–568 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.5 x .4 cm (9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12013

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads