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Beads

String of ring and ball beads of various sizes and colors. Ten large, approximately one hundred small. One of object series 23-2-30a-o.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg.) West 323. 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, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.) West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number

23-2-30h

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads