Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90 B.C.–A.D. 40


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W Pyr. IX

Dimensions

Overall: 0.9 x 1.6 cm (3/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.855a-e

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Glass. Yellow and black opaque. Five Phoenician, glass face beads, grotesque human faces in yellow with black eyes. Black loop for suspension above.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W Pyr. IX. [Excav. date] January, 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