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Beads and amulet

a) Two cylinder beads - one dark brown, broken; one green, broken. Ring beads - 1 black; 1 blue; 1 pink, broken; 5 faded green. One indistiguishable amulet (scarab?). Also 1 crumpled gold scrap.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid 118. 1921: 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, Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler, 698–664 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

cylinder beads - H1.5 cm, diameter 0.3 cm ring beads - diameter 0.4-0.5 cm, th. 0.1-0.2 cm

Accession Number

21.12114.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets