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Beads

90 + fragments of green faded cylinder beads; 28 red cylinder beads; 30 missing cylinder beads; 125 ball beads, roughly made, faded; 1668 ring beads faded green; 428 black ring beads.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Grave 69. 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, reign of an unidentified ruler, 519–487 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.3 x .3 cm (1/2 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12288

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads