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Two roughly rectangular beads with slight difference in size.

Provenance

From Beg. West 27 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, 90–10 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.13 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm (7/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-460m

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads