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Beads

Eight ball beads, one of green-glazed quartzite and seven of green-glazed quartz crystal, small bore from both sides or from one side only - traces of green glaze in several, all cracked by heat.

Provenance

From Beg. West 609. 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

diameter 0.9 cm

Accession Number

23-M-137

Medium or Technique

Quartzite, quartz crystal

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads