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Beads

227 faded green cylinder; 109 rough balls faded; 114 red rings; 163 black rings; 781 rings, faded green; 1basket of lumps of mud with beads embedded.

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: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.); diameter: 0.4 cm

Accession Number

21.12290

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads