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Beads

26 green cylinder body paste; 13 white cylinder body paste; 3 red cylinder body paste; 15 white balls body paste roughly made; 8 black rings, body paste; 25 red rings, body paste; 30 blue beads missing

Provenance

From Beg. South, Mastaba LXIII. 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, 431–404 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.8 x .4 cm (11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.11976

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads