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Beads

One barrel bead threaded on bronze ring, broken

Provenance

From Meroe, W 231 January, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 90–10 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

0.3 x 1.3 x 1.4 cm (1/8 x 1/2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-1-53a

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, on bronze ring

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads