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Beads

Cylinder: 420 faded blue/green; ring: 28 faded green/blue and 1 red; ball: 100 roughly formed, many more white or yellow; some faintly greener.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 167. 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, 623–568 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

.4 x 1.6 cm (3/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12198

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads