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Beads

About 250 cylinder beads. Blue frit, varying in size. These were made in long tubes, and cut apart. In three cases the beads are still atached.

Provenance

From Beg. West 609. 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, Napatan Period, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

0.25 x 0.4 cm (1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-118

Medium or Technique

Blue frit

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads