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Bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 30–175


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

Dimensions

0.73 x 0.3 cm (5/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-494n

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

opaque red disc bored lengthwise, technique similar to (22-2-482a) except that where the former would appear to have been flatened on a flat surface, this bead seems to have been pressed into a circular mold while glass was plastic and then when it hardened its flat surface was rubbed down and polished.

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