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Beads

20 cylinder beads and two ball beads

Provenance

From Beg. West 488, 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, 743–542 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

b) L 1.0 cm, dia cylinder 0.3cm, diameter ball 0.4cm

Accession Number

23-3-16b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads