User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Silver fragments

Five very irregular and apparently solid fragments covered with heavy patina. Of these: 1) has two small ball beads adhereing on opposite sides. 2) has one ball bead as? and one carnelian ball bead adhereing on opposite sides, also imprint of one of the gold ram and disc beads (22-2-479c) and...

Show Full Description


From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 125, 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, A.D. 30–175


Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)


1.3 x 2.5 cm (1/2 x 1 in.) Tk. 2.0

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Fragments