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Thirty white quartzite drop pendant beads strung together (restrung by Sheila Shearer 1995).

Provenance

From Meroë, Tomb Beg. W 193. [Excav. date] January 2, 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: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.863

Medium or Technique

Quartzite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads