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Ball bead of glass paste covered with a thin veneer of gold. With a second similar bead that is crushed.

Provenance

1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.From Meroe, W. 156 in theives' debris on floor

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian,

Findspot

Begarawiyeh (Meroe), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-552d

Medium or Technique

gold, glass paste

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads