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Beads

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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Provenance

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

Findspot

Meroe, Beg., Nubia

Accession Number

23-1-38b-f

Medium or Technique

Faience, glass, stone, glass paste

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads