Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. N XVI, Rm A

Dimensions

Overall: length of string, 60 cm (23 5/8 in.) Overall: diameters of beads, 0.3 - 0.9 cm (1/8 - 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.1760

Medium or Technique

Glass paste

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

String of 17 orange biconical beads, 13 white biconical beads (many broken), 17 dark red biconical beads, 6 biconical blue beads, 7 green glass paste eye beads (many broken), and 14 red ball beads. Unlocated: 2 white ball beads, 1 white biconical bead, and 5 green ball beads.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N XVI, Rm A. 1921: 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