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Millefiore face beads

Numerous fragments of diamond shaped translucent green glass beads, with full face human head in millefiori in center. Diagonal threading hole, translucent green with human face in yellow, red, black and pink. Some imperfect. From the group of beads with field number 23-1-310 that originally...

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From Meroe, Beg., W308, no. 27. 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, 40 B.C.–A.D. 114


Meroe, Beg., Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 1.6 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm (5/8 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads