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Beads

Cylinder: one long green body paste, faded, two plus two fragments of green body paste faded; two (plus two fragments) yellow light brown body paste; disc light green glaze.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 172. 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, 690–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

2.4 x .4 cm (15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12186

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads