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Beads

6 discs of ostrich shell, 1 cylinder paste white, 2 rings green body paste

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 175. 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

1.2 x .1 cm (1/2 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12227

Medium or Technique

Ostrich shell, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads