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Beads

cylinder: 1 larger green body paste, faded yellowish (and broken off), 1 smaller green body paste and fragment of 2 others. Ring: 22 faded, some green/yellow. Disc: 2 ostrich egg shells.

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

2.4 x .5 cm (15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12205

Medium or Technique

Faience/ ostrich egg shells

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads