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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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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



Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique

Stone, faience, glass, carnelian, shell, quartzite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads