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Fragment of a bead

Fragment of an openwork bead (?) in pale blue faience.

Provenance

From Beg. West 631, March, 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

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 743–644 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

Eg.Inv.12006

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads