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Beads

225 cylinder beads and fragments, small well made, blue body paste, 2 black discs, 5 pinkish discs, 13 light blue-gren discs, 83 now white discs, 33 instead of 43 ball now white

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid XLIX. 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, 664–623 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 0.3 x 1.2 cm (1/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.12050

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads