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Beads

Inlay fragments, one thin strip of adjoining circles and incised holes, two small cylindrical fragments, nine triangles, one ribbed fragment, two semicylindrical fragments.

Provenance

From Beg. West 434. February 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, Napatan Period, 468–335 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 0.4 x 0.2 x 1.8 cm (3/16 x 1/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-2-264b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown