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356 greenish glass disc beads bored lengthwise also fragments of 30-50 others same. Some are green and translucent, others yellowish olive and opaque, also all intermediate degrees of colors. The shape of the hole would indicate that these beads were balls when formed and were afterward...

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Provenance

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, reign of unknown ruler, A.D. 30–175

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Tk. 0.35; diameter 0.8

Accession Number

22-2-482a

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads