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Beads

39 cylinder beads and fragments, greenish body paste, surface much worn. 15 ball drab body paste. 40 discs, pinkish brown (red?), 53 black discs. 31 white (faded blue)

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid 42, floor debris. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds 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

.3 x 1.6 cm (1/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12059

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads