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Beads

Short cylinder beads, blue glaze

Provenance

From Beg. West 430. 1923: 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. 114

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

0.6 x 0.6 cm (1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-2-261c

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads