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Beads and fragments

Carnelian ball bead; blue, Yellow and White faience ring beads; pear shaped pebble; also included are some remnants of other beads. See: 23.816

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 5 January 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 90–50 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia

Dimensions

a) D: 0.8; b) D: 0.8; c) L: 10cm W: 0.8

Accession Number

23-1-199

Medium or Technique

Carnelian/Faience/Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads