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Millefiore ball beads and fragments

Nine millefiore ball beads. Blue with concentric spots of blue, white, yellow, and red flowers. Seven comlpete beads strung together and two broken beads loose.

Provenance

From Meroe, N15, stairs with 21-12-126 (bronze bell). December 25, 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,

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

24.1051

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads