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Colored beads

36 cylinder beads, colored blue; two dark red cylinder beads; one barrel bead red; two blue ball beads; one dark blue ball bead;one white barrel bead.


From Meroe, Beg. Pyramid N6. 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, Meroitic Period,


Meroë, Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, paste, glass, white stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads