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Beads

Six black cylinder body paste; more than four fragments light blue cylinder (light blue body paste); two red (?), yellowish body paste.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Mastaba LXV. 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 unknown ruler, 404–353 B.C. (?)

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

black cylinder beads: L1.5-1.7 cm, diameter 0.4cm light blue cylinder beads: L1.8 cm, diameter 0.4 cm red cylinder beads: L1.6-1.8 cm, dia 0.4 cm

Accession Number

21.11952

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads