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Fragments of jewelry

a- 7 blue short cylinder, 1 green small ring and 1 ring pendant b- 3 small ball beads, 1 pendant as in (a) above, broken c- fragment of white paste barrel


From Meroe, Beg. North, Pyramid XVIII. 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, reign of Amanikhatashan, A.D. 62–85


Meroe, Beg. North, Nubia (Sudan)


a- pendant : dia 0.5 L 0.8 b- L 0.8 dia 0.3 to 0.4 c- 1.1

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

a) faience; b) carnelian; c) glass paste?


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads