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Beads

Forty-six cylinder beads and fragments with faded green glaze; eleven ring beads with faded green glaze.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 142. 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

Length: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.); Diamter: 0.5 cm: Thickness: 0.2 cm

Accession Number

21.12130

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads