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Beads

More than eighty fragments of cylinder beads with greenish body paste; 155 rings with faded green body paste; eighty-three black rings; fifteen red rings; small lumps of earth with beads embedded missing; sixteen cylinder beads, faded green; three balls, faded green; 150 rings, faded green, black,...

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Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 146. 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:1.5 cm (9/16 in.); Diamter: 0.4 cm

Accession Number

21.12165

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads