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54 faience amulets in unusual shapes pierced at both ends and strung with 106 carnelian all beads and 115 green glass ball beads as spacers.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 179. 1922: 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

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 39 cm (15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.1068

Medium or Technique

Faience, glass, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands