Beaded belt

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


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W511

Dimensions

Overall: 15.9 cm (6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.543

Medium or Technique

Quartzite, carnelian, haematite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Thirty-one bi-conical beads strung alternately with two beads of each material.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 511 [Excav. date] Mar. 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