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Beads

Cylinders: five green body paste, ten blue body paste. Balls: twelve small, roughly made green (now faded). Ring: three black, one red, twenty-six green, five blue, one opaque alone. Barrels: four, thirteen opaque white stone(ball shaped beads), one pendant bead (green glass) one amethyst ball...

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Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South). Pyramid 125. 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, Unknown Ruler From 698–664 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21-2-375

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads