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Beads

Twenty-seven cylinder beads and many fragments, very soft, probably green body paste (now faded white in most examples) small and well made, 102 rings, greenish body paste, surfact of most much faded, fifty-two black rings, 167 red, twenty-one pair red, two of three beads, red, one of six beads,...

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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, about 593–568 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

.25 x 1.4 cm (1/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12095

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads