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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

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21-2-34a-f

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads