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Beads

More than twenty-seven faded blue-green cylinder beads; thirty-three ring beads, faded and roughly made; five blue-green ring beads, faded; fragments of glass and bronze(?).

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 145. 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: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.);Diameter: 0.5 cm

Accession Number

21.12277

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads