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Beads

Forty-seven cylinder, red; twenty-two plus fragments cylinder, faded green; 622 rings, faded green; fifty-two rings, red; 637 rings, black; thirty-eight balls rough faded. Also found one fragment of shell.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 140. 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

1.7 x 0.3 cm (11/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12292

Medium or Technique

Faience / Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads