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Beads

Two barrel beads, amethyst-matrix stone, a dark green matrix containing irregular bits of amethyst, large hole bored from both ends and smoothed.

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

1.65 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-142

Medium or Technique

Amethyst - matrix stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads