Bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg.) West, Tomb 323

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 x 1.5 cm (5/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-2-30a

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Pear shaped pebble, semi-tranp. amber with markings. accompanied in storage by a cheesecloth bag with miscellaneous colorful chips. One of object series 23-2-30a-o.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg.) West 323. 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