Beads

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


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

Dimensions

Overall: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.) length of string

Accession Number

23.848

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Approximately 223 translucent violet, glass ring beads. (Imitation garnet or amethyst?).

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb Beg. W 609 [Excav. date] March 8, 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