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Beads and fragments

Originally, fifty-three shell (nacre) ball beads, fourteen fragments (a); One wedjat eye (b). Now, forty-six ball beds, qpproximately twenty-eight large fragments and many small fragments (a); irregularly shaped fragment of iron oxide (b).

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 179, secondary burial. 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, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall (a): 0.5 x 0.7 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.) Overall (b): 0.8 x 0.6 cm (5/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-565

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads