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Beads

Forty-seven ball beads millefiore glass with pattern in yellow, red, brown, black repeated and distorted. About fifty smaller beads.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe, Beg., N56 between A&B. 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, Beg., Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 x 1.7 cm (11/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-2-79c

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads