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Beads

24 opaque blue glass ball beads and 1 opaque green glass ball bead.

Provenance

From Beg. (Meroe) 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

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Findspot

Meroe, Beg., Nubia

Dimensions

Overall: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-2-31a

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads