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A green ball bead encased in gold, cap hole lengthwise.

Provenance

From Meroe, W 214 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, 40 B.C.–A.D. 40

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia

Dimensions

0.5 cm (3/16 in.) dia 0.5

Accession Number

23-1-39a

Medium or Technique

Gold, amazonite ?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads