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Millefiore ball bead

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Glass ball. Dark blue ground with crossing diagonal yellow and red stripes and spots of white, blue and yellow. Blue ground, yellow and red, white, blue and yellow eyes.

Provenance

From Meroe, Pyramid 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

24.774

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads