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Beads

Various ball beads of red, blue, white, gilt . Fragments. The other beads from this field number were strung to make 24.1760. [However, 24.1761 (21-3-704) and 24.1760 are now indestinguishable from each other, having lost their tags in the past so they are stored together.]

Provenance

From Sudan. Meroe Beg. N.16

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period,

Findspot

Meroe, Sudan

Dimensions

Silver beads average .6 cm in length

Accession Number

21.12431

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads