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Beads

Fragments of ivory plates (inlays?). Also found fragments of glass not listed in register.

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

2.6 x 1.9 x 0.3 cm (1 x 3/4 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-664

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads