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Beads

Greenish ball bead with warm brown patina. A minute light brown faience green bead is stacked on each end of the stringing bead.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 140, 1922: 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, Meroitic Period, 40 B.C.–A.D. 40

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

0.43 x 0.3 cm (3/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-530x

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads