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Miscellaneous beads

Cylinders: more than thirty-one light blue, twenty-three buff or yellow, more than thirty-one red (some pinkish brown in body) Ball: forty-four roughly formed with white body Disc: twelve black, two brown, ninety-three blue and white


From Beg. South, Pyramid S 56. 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, Napatan Period, 431–404 B.C.


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads