Bead

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna, S52

Dimensions

Diameter x length: 2.0 x 1.8 cm (13/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.2221.1

Medium or Technique

Glass, gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One large ball bead; pierced; made of clear glass with gold sandwiched between layers.

Provenance

From Semna, S52. 1924: 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