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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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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



Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, stones, silver, metal


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads