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Bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb Beg. W 486

Dimensions

Length: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.811

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli, silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Lapis barrel capped with silver cone at each end with hole in base.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb Beg. W 486 [Excav. date] March 1, 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