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Beads

Balls missing; 867 red rings; ring plus cylinder missing; 589 (instead of 345) cylinder with faded blue or green color; 260 plus fragments of cylinder of yellow and white color. Fourteen red rings, twelve black rings, thirty-three blue-green rings.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 141. 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

Length: 2.0 cm (13/16 in.); Diamter: 0.3 cm

Accession Number

21.12276

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads