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Thirty-one turquoise faience Bes amulets, one sow amulet, and 66 ring beads (spacers), forming a necklace in original order.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb Beg. W 651, No. 1 [Excav. date] March 11, 1923: 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

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.) length of string

Accession Number

23.831

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands