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Bead

Nubian
Napatan Period
712–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), West 685

Dimensions

1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-399

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

one cowrie shell, discolored, split on back

Provenance

From Beg. West 685. 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