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23.803b=Four diamond shaped translucent green glass beads, with full face human head in millefiori in center. diagonal threading hole, translucent green w/human face in yellow, red, black and pink. Some imperfect. From the group of beads with field number 23-1-310 that originally consisted of...

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From Meroe, W308 No. 27. January 28, 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 Period, 40 B.C.–A.D. 114


Meroe, Beg., Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 1.6 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm (5/8 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads