Bead

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W 529

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) diameter

Accession Number

23.765

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Faience ball bead in pale blue with dark stripes painted with two sacred eyes and an ankh.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 529 [Excav. date] March, 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