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a) thirty-seven green faience disk beads; b) one blue ball bead glass; c) ring bead with knob at junction, glass paste; d) pendant, green faience; e) bead, tabular, faience; f) two silver ring beads, hollow cylinder bent in ring shape, one is broken. S-500.


From Semna 500. 1924: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


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Medium or Technique

Glass, faience, glass paste, silver


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads