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The pattern alternates between two hollow biconical beads of gold sheet and three tubular beads of veined polychrome glass. Gold fastener at each end. (Card)


From Meroe: Western Cemetery, Beg. W 5. 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession date unknown)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 90–50 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Height x length: 1.3 x 66.5 cm (1/2 x 26 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands