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Beads for a bead bag

Blue and white faience cylindrical beads and some gilded glass ball beads. Bead net made of pale blue and white short cylindrical beads (old original blue), a lozenge pattern is worked into the blue ground in gilt glass ball beads about the same size (now turned white, black and mottled). ...

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From Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid X, January 1923: 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


Object Place

Meroe, Begarawiyah West, Sudan (Nubia)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads