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Three strands of small gold beads, three strands of small carnelian beads, one strand of small blue glass beads. Gold loop at each end.

Provenance

From Meroe: Beg. West, pyramid 5 (no. 4). 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, about 90–50 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 68.2 cm (26 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.365

Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian, glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands