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Bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 30–175


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

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-494w

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Ten tiny glass ring beads: 5 green, 2 yellow, 1 faded red, 1 faded yellow, 1 faded green with traces of glaze and gilding.

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