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Beads and fragments

a) 40+ small fragments of ivory, lapis strip, and 4 chunks of wood (none of these are described in OR, Correct #?) b-d) Decayed ivory box, winged sphinx decoration. fig. 131 a,c

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg., W179. 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, A.D. 30–175

Findspot

Meroe, Beg., Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.3 x 3.8 x 0.4 cm (2 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-420

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads