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Eight barrel beads of clear glass ground gilded and covered with layer white glass now covered with yellow and black patina , one is broken. 23-1-9c and d total fifty-six beads.

Provenance

From Meroe W165. 1923: 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,

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

23-1-9d

Medium or Technique

Glass with gilding

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads