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Beads

6 blue-green cylinder, about 30 small blue-green ring, 24 dark blue, transparent glass, 3 blue-green faience disc, 1 carnelian disc.

Provenance

From Egypt. Meroe-Beg. N13 A and B debris. 1922: 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,

Findspot

Meroe-Begarawiyeh, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 0.5 x 0.6 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

22-1-45a

Medium or Technique

Faience, Glass and Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads