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Beads

2039 faded rings with green / blue glaze; black rings missing; red rings missing; 183 plus many fragments, faded cylinder beads, blue-green color; skull plus bones missing.

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: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.); Diamter: 0.6

Accession Number

21.12274

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads