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Five beads

a. 3 blue glazed disc beads, b. round, disc bead, whitish, c. rilled ball--head greenish

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid 116. 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, Napatan Period, 698–643 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

15 x 10 x 9 cm (5 7/8 x 3 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12088

Medium or Technique

Faience, alabaster

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads