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Beads

Cylinder beads: 138 green or blue (mostly faded). Ring beads: 633 larger faded green or blue rings (17 similar - missing); 441 black rings; only 16 of original 20 red rings.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 138. 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

green/blue cylinders: L 1.5-4.3 cm, diameter 0.3-0.4 cm green/blue rings: diameter 0.4-0.5 cm, thk. 0.1 cm black rings: diameter 0.2-0.4 cm, thk. 0.1 cm red rings: diameter 0.3-0.5 cm, thk. 0.2 cm

Accession Number

21.12133

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads