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Beads

Nine short, fat barrel beads, much worn traces of bright green glaze. One cylinder bead with light green body paste.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Pyramid 134. 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 unknown ruler, 743–698 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12118

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads