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Cylindrical beads strung alternately; 72 white quartz, 39 blackspeck syenite and 20 opaque red glass.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 609. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

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: 121 cm (47 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.542

Medium or Technique

Quartz, syenite,glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands