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Beads

Strand of shell beads - disc shaped, 12 purple beads - disc, 1 cowrie shell, one large disc bead and several fragments - unclassifiable

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Grave 786. 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, Napatan Period, 712–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Dia: 0.5

Accession Number

23-M-508

Medium or Technique

Shell and faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads