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Beads

Forty cylinder and many fragments of faded green body paste; seventy-eight rings, faded green; 100 red ring beads; 113 black ring beads; 103 balls, roughly made, faded. Extra: 148 rings, brownish.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 147. 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: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.); Diameter: 0.3 cm

Accession Number

21.12166

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads