Bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, N15, stairs with 21-12-126 (bronze bell)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.771

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Glass ball. Dull blue with band around equator of multicolored “mille fiori” design. Blue background, band of stair-stepped diamonds in red, white, yellow.

Provenance

From Meroe, N15, stairs with 21-12-126 (bronze bell). December 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