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Beads

2 ball beads, black and white porphyre.

Provenance

From Beg. West 778,1923: 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, Begarawiyah Meroe, 712–593 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

D 0.85

Accession Number

23-M-494b

Medium or Technique

Porphyre

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads