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a) tiny ring beads; blue glaze; b) ball beads and fragments white ground, blue patches gl. paste; c) ring beads, gilt glass; d) carnelian barrel beads; e) pear shape pendant; f) carnelian ball beads; g) tiny glass paste ball beads red, blue, discolored; h) glass pendant beads, corroded, purplish; i)...

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From Meroe, Beg., W284. 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, glass paste, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads