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Beads

Cylinder beads: 1177 cylinders, faded and discolored. (See also: 21-3-197b-e).

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Pyramid 135. 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, 623–568 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12283.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads