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1 carnelian barrel bead with sawing groove and tapered hole - chipped and part missing

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: 0.6 x 0.8 cm (1/4 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-552h

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads