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Beads

Sixty-five shell disc beads.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. West 846). 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, 698–623 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.65 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-663h

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads