Bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period
743–644 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), West 631

Dimensions

1.3 x 0.9 cm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-240

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Barrel bead decorated with incised lines, blue

Provenance

From Beg. West 631, March, 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