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Bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 30–175


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

Dimensions

0.8 x 0.4 cm (5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-494k

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

seven slender barrel beads, light green to yellow color, showing faint traces of green. All but one are speckeld with a dull black patina, like 22-2-482b.

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