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Beaded belt

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Sixty-four bi-conical beads strung alternately: thirty-two of each material.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 859 [Excav. date] Mar. 1923: 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

Meroe, Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 106.5 cm (41 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.544

Medium or Technique

Amazonite and carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands