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Beads

1 pendant, 6 short cylinders, and one longer cylinder of faded greenish faience; small, opaque, yellowish white ring bead of stone; 3 disk beads of ostrich shell

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 166. 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, 690–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.12172

Medium or Technique

Faience, stone, ostrich shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads