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Glass. 188 barrel beads. Black with a central zone of black and white veining. (Imitation agate?) 111 strung together.

Provenance

From Meroe, W 179. 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

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Other: bead, 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.991a

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads