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Five hundred thirty-eight disc beads, blue, red, yellow, black, and white

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Pyr. 500. 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, Napatan Period, 487–463 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

0.5 x .7 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

22-1-86b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads