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Forty-eight ball beads, varying sizes, clear glass ground, gilded and covered with a layer of white glass, now covered with yellow and black patina.

Provenance

From Meroe, W 165. January, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 110–10 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia

Dimensions

0.75 x 1.25 cm (5/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23-1-9c

Medium or Technique

Glass with gilding

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads