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Necklace

Shell disc beads strung with pendants of carnelian, black stone, and white stone. Double strung. Label reads, "Baby's girdle?"

Provenance

From Meroe, W 133-2. 1922: 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, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

24.1067a-b

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, quartz, shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands