Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Tomb W 787, Meroe

Dimensions

Overall: length of string, 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.834

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Seven blue and green faience cylinder beads (1 broken), 4 biconical beads, 6 mottled black and white paste ball beads, 2 ring beads and 3 fragments with a broken faience amulet. (Strung together but not in original manner).

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 787. 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