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Beads

Five cylinder beads and fragments, white paste painted yellow, not glazed.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. West 834). 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 468–335 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter x length: .4 x 1.7 cm (3/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-644

Medium or Technique

Paste

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads