Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Natakamani
0–A.D. 20


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. N. XXII

Dimensions

diameter 0.2-0.32 cm

Accession Number

22-1-131a-n

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

a) Several hundred tiny ring beads in blue, yellow, green, white, brown, black - glazed,varying sizes
b) Few ball beads - blue glaze
c) Few cylinder beads - blue glaze
d) Four blue glaze beads
e) Few glass ring beads - gilt
f) Few ring beads - glass, blue
g) one pendant - dark blue glass
h) one white pendant - similar to 22-1-131g
i) one pendant - similar to 22-1-131g and h
j) one pendant - carnelian
k) about 30 ball beads - varying sizes, carnelian
l)is a few ring beads
m) one large ball bead - yellow glass
n) one barrel bead, broken - white glass

Provenance

From Beg. North, Pyramid XXII. 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