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Beads

3 cylinder beads and fragments, green body paste, glaze faded and worn. One ring bead, faded white.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid SL. 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, 664–640 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

L 1.5 to 1.6 Diameter 0.3 for cylinders/ Diameter 0.5 and TK 0.2 for ring bead

Accession Number

21.12223

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads