Beaded bag

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W 609

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 10.3 cm (5 x 4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.649

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Carnelian short cylinder (or barrel) beads from 23-m-105 were incorporated into a bead purse- modern reconstruction of original design. Bead purse is 4” wide 5” tall with bead handle; white diamond design across top (possibly faience or bone?).
Incorrectly assigned EgInv.1553.

Provenance

From Nubia: Meroe (Beg.) Tomb W 609. 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