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Necklace with heart shaped beads

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26 small carnelian beads and 36 heart-shaped beads of carnelian, alabaster, and obsidian. (Three small beads between the heart-shaped ones).


From Meroe: Beg. West 453. 1923: 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 unknown)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Object Place

Nubia, The Sudan


Legacy dimension: Length: 0.425 Beg. W. 453

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, alabaster, obsidian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands