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Beads

2 cowrie shelss

Provenance

From Nubia Meroe (Beg.) W818 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, 698–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Width x length:1.1 x 1.6 cm (7/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-607e

Medium or Technique

Shells

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads