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Beads

Two yellow, one red, six blue cylinder beads, 24 disc beads (weathered white). OR states that there should be an amulet, but it was missing from the box.

Provenance

From Nubia, Beg., South Hill. 1921: 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

Beg., Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 1.5 x 0.4 cm (9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12036

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads