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Beads

More than sixty-three fragments of cylinder beads with green body paste, glaze worn and faded; five black cylinder beads; nine white cylinder beads; sixty-one red ring beads; seventeen faded green ring beads; seventeen black ring beads; nine white ball beads. Missing: beads embedded in lump of mud;...

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Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 153. 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, 712–690 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.); diameter: 0.3 cm

Accession Number

21.12143

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads