Bead

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb Beg. W 165b

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23.788

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Glass. Millefiori. Lozenge-shaped with human face on each side.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb Beg. W 165b [Excav. date] January 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