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Millefiore ball bead

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Glass Ball. Spiral stripes of red, white, blue, white, red, etc., in "mille fiori". All that is left is a few chips which preserve the accession number. Red with white and blue vertical stripes.

Provenance

From Meroe, N15. December 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, Meroitic Period,

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.768

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads