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Bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–50 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, W 5

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) largest

Accession Number

23-1-184a

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Remaining beads from 23.390: 1 small gold fastener, 3 gilded silver biconical beads in poor condition, fragments of similar beads

Original 23-1-184 beads incorporated into necklace 23.390 (image of necklace on file).

[1 red glass imitation cowrie shell; 1 blue and yellow striped cylinder bead 23-1-184b].

Provenance

From Meroe, Western Cemetery, Beg. W 5. January, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1923: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition