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Beads

Ring beads: 104 faded green (?), eighteen black, nine red; ball beads: twenty-nine rougly made faded cylinder beads: more than 107 fragments, discolored, faded green/blue.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid 102. 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, 435–405 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.12209

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads