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Necklace; three strands separated in center by a long vertical gold bead. The two upper strands of small gold, carnelian, and blue glass balls; lower strand of small gold balls and pendants of gold, amazon stone, and blue glass. At each end three gold tubular beads.


From Meroe: W. 140. 1922: 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: February 1, 1922)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 1st century A.D.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Length: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands