Bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–10 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg.), W231

Dimensions

1.0 x 0.7 cm (3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-1-53i

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One ball bead, large taper bored and boring groove

Provenance

From Meroe, W 231 January, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition