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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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Provenance

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

Findspot

Meroe, Beg., Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

23-1-310

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads