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a)Quartzite pendant, pierced; b) 4 Lozange shaped glass beads,with circular design in relief; c) 7 amulet beads, ball top w/ narrow shield shape lower, green glass paste; d) 10 small cowrie shells w/backs cut out; e) 3 small lemon shaped carnelian pendant beads; f) 1 pear shaped carnelian pendant; g)...

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Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 159 A, thieves debris. 1922: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,

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

22-12-5a-l

Medium or Technique

Stone, faience, glass, carnelian, shell, quartzite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads