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Beads

4 disc beads, opaque, yellowish--white color, made of stone. 2 green body pasted faience cylinder beads with faded green glaze, one large decayed cylinder lapis.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 159. 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

2.3 x 1.2 cm (7/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.12155

Medium or Technique

Stone/faience/lapis

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads