Bead

Nubian
Napatan Period
743–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Pyr. 541

Dimensions

1.3 x 1.8 cm (1/2 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-3-863

Medium or Technique

Cowrie

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Thirty-seven cowries, split for stringing.

Provenance

From Beg. West 541, 1923: 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