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Carnelian. 54 barrel and pendant beads strung together.

Provenance

From Nubia: Meroe, Beg. W Tomb 171. 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, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.) length of string

Accession Number

24.1029

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads