Requires Photography

Bead

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W 652

Dimensions

Height x width: 1.1 x 1.5 cm (7/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.438

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Gold; in form of shell. Stringing hole at each end.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 652. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition