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Beads

Two gilded glass barrel beads

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 179. From the neck. February, 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, A.D. 30–175

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 0.6 x 0.3 cm (1/4 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-580w

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads