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Beads

Pendant beads, pear-shaped, tapered. Bored, stringing hole lengthwise, white, quartzite.

Provenance

From Meroe Beg W 336. 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: 0.8 x 0.6 cm (5/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-1-366a

Medium or Technique

Quartzite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads