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Carnelian string of odd beads, short barrel and ball; barrel beads are larger & ball beads are tiny (appear to be graduated). Gold terminal element on one end.


From Nubia: Meroe, Pyr. W V, Debris [Excav. date] January 21, 1923; 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,


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 in.) length of string

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, gold


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads