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Beads

a) Approximately 600 cylindrical beads, discolored, faded to pale green, some broken. b) 133 cylinders (plus fragments). c) 7 disc beads, blue, white and red. d) 1 ball bead, faded white.

Provenance

From Beg S XLV. 1923: 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,

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Other: a. 1.4 x 0.3 cm (9/16 x 1/8 in.) Other: b.1.2 x 0.2 cm (1/2 x 1/16 in.) Other: c. 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Other: d. 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12042

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads