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Beads

2 cup-shaped beads stamped with rosette design around the edge. Made of sheet gold. One is damaged.

Provenance

1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.From Meroe, N. XXII, from stairs, sifting of debris.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian,

Findspot

Begarawiyeh (Meroe), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 0.4 x 1.6 cm (3/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-1-24

Medium or Technique

gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads