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Beads

Cylinder beads: 1490 green body paste. Ring beads: 280 good green; 1190 black; 281 red. Bal beads: 449 rough, faded, some with yellowish-white body paste. Missing: 1629 faded green rings.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Pyramid 137. 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, 643–593 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12144

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads