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Polygonal bead

Plygonal bead, Imitation lapis and fragments of larger, similar bead.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West), 110 1921: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–320 A.D.

Findspot

Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

0.6 x 0.8 cm (1/4 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-1-552c

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads