Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W Tomb 171

Dimensions

Overall: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.) length of string

Accession Number

24.1029

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Carnelian. 54 barrel and pendant beads strung together.

Provenance

From Nubia: Meroe, Beg. W Tomb 171. 1922: 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