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a) l7 varigated red and green ball glass beads w/single white striation, 4 frags; b) 1 blue glass ball w/single white striation, 8 frags; c)5 univalve spiral shells pierced; d) 1 carnelian barrel bead; e) 1 carnelian ball bead; f) 3 bronze ball beads; g) 6 green glass cylindrical beads; h) 1 green glass...

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From Meroe, Beg. W 179. 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



Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, shell, carnelian, bronze


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads