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Beads

Cylinder beads: more than 110 fragments blue cylinder beads; more than sixty-eight fragments black cylinder beads; more than forty-two fragments red exterior, body paste white and pink; one yellow cylinder bead. Disc beads: 229 yellow discs, fifty black discs, fifty-three brown (pinkish) discs,...

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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

cylinder beads: L1.4-2.0 cm, diameter 0.4 cm disc beads: diameter 0.4 cm ball beads: diameter 0.4 cm

Accession Number

21.12001

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads