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Beads

Seven small glass disc beads, cone gilded and covered with a dark blue glass coat which is now patinated black. Also fragments of three or four others with same description.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West, Room A) 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)

Accession Number

22-2-531i

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads