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Beads

121 cylinder beads and fragments, light blue and green body paste. Fifteen cylinder beads and fragments in yellow or buff. Seventy-eight cylinder beads red (or pink) some of these have pink body paste, others are light blue and some beads show the blue under the red. Note: all the cylinder...

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Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid Mastaba LIII. 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, 463–431 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.11991

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads