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Beads

Beads belong really with #21-2-503, more than seventeen fragments of faded red cylinders. More than eighteen fragments of blue green cylinders. 917 black ring beads. 1291 faded (green?) rings. 235 blue ring beads; eighty-five red rings; forty-nine ball beads faded and discolored.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid LXVIII. 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, 468–435 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.12149

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads