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Beads as follows: a) paste cylinder beads, green, red and drab. b) paste ball, irregular. About fifty to seventy-five, green, red and drab. c) paste ring about fifty to seventy-five, red, white, green and black. d) three carnelian balls, poorly cut, and one extra bag of fragments.


From Beg. South, Pyramid S LI. 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, 353–335 B.C.


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Paste and carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads