Ball and gilt ring beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg., N II original filling over steps 12 and 13 of st

Dimensions

Overall (b): 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.12219

Medium or Technique

glass and gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Thirteen ring beads of sandwiched gold gilt, (like 21-2-564), and thirteen ball beads of green glass, plus one broken red ring bead and one-half larger green glass ball bead.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg., N II original filling over steps 12 and 13 of stairs. February 1921: 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