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Shell-shaped gold bead

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Gold bead in the form of a cowrie shell.

Provenance

Findspot Information:From Meroe, Tomb W 463.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: 0.027 W. 0.02

Accession Number

23.332

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads