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a) seventeen disk beads of white shell; b) approximately six ring beads blue-green faience; c) approximately nine ring beads light green/clear blue/brownish glass; d) one tiny ball bead hollow, gold; e) two plaque square bored diagonally, decorated with maltese cross relief, hollow, gold with...

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From Meroe, Tomb Beg. W 159a sifted debris: 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, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique

Faience, gold, glass, shell, wood


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads