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Beads

1 fragment of another cylinder, green body paste, worn and faded glaze; 2 discs, green body paste, faded and worn glaze; 5 small barrels, light-blue glaze with irregular belt of white around middle.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 157. 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, 712–690 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.5 x .4 cm (9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12175

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads