Bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 30–175


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Pyr. 126

Dimensions

1.4 x 0.95 cm (9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-494j

Medium or Technique

Varigated glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Nine cylinder beads and fragments of another, light gray body in which a pattern of two rows of three irregular circles infused in white glass. The presence of a seam inside shows that beads were made flat then rolled and molded while glass was still plastic.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West, Room B) Pyr. 126, 1922: 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