Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), W 179, Meroe

Dimensions

Other: bead, 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.991a

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Glass. 188 barrel beads. Black with a central zone of black and white veining. (Imitation agate?) 111 strung together.

Provenance

From Meroe, W 179. 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