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Beads

Four ball beads, discolored.

Provenance

From Beg. West 32, 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, 185–50 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

diameter 0.4 cm

Accession Number

23-1-370h

Medium or Technique

Glass paste

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads