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Beads

a) Four patinated green, large, barrel beads, two broken. b) Six cylindrical beads of redish color. c) Three small barrel beads of faded green.

Provenance

From Beg. West 460. March 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, 315–170 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

a) L 1.5 cm, diameter 0.7 cm b) L 1.7 cm, diameter 0.3 cm c) L 0.3 cm, diameter 0.2 cm

Accession Number

23-3-727a-c

Medium or Technique

a) glass paste; b) faience; c) faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads