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Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W786

Dimensions

Overall: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.541

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Approximately 220 of 500 disc beads that were once part of girdle alternating in equal length with four to five barrel beads (22.545).

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 786. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition