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Beads, amulets

Miscellaneous beads and amulets a-r: a) sixteen unbaked clay balls; b) three pottery rings and two semi-circular fragments; c) three fragments of thin silver? d) two pear shaped pendants gold or bronze; e) wedjat eye, faience; f) crowned uraeus amulet, carnelian; g) faience button w/13 point edge...

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Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 139. 1922: 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)

Accession Number

22-2-521a-r

Medium or Technique

Faience, stones, silver, metal

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads