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String of beads

9 small flattened ball beads in blue green glass. 19 ring beads with gold. Leaf sandwiched between two clear glass layers, one broken red glass ring bead, red ball bead not present. Obj Reg says: "1 fragment to R. W. Smith for study June 1949").


From Meroe, Beg., N II original filling on 7th step of stair. February 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, Meroitic Period,


Meroe, Beg., Nubia (Sudan)


Overall (b): 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads