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b & c) 11 carnelian and 32 faience ring and cylinder beads (field notes: b = 8 short cylinder beads, green and 3 red; c = 30 ring beads, red & green & white; cii = 3 ring beads, green) d) not present (gold ring beads) e) 8 tiny carnelian barrel beads f) 2 whole and many fragments glass paste...

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From Meroe, Beg. W214A, b= from left hand, c = from neck, e = 4 from right hand, f = from neck. 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, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Meroe, Beg., Nubia

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, glass, stone, glass paste


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads