Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. S. ?
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121 cylinder beads and fragments, light blue and green body paste. Fifteen cylinder beads and fragments in yellow or buff. Seventy-eight cylinder beads red (or pink) some of these have pink body paste, others are light blue and some beads show the blue under the red. Note: all the cylinder beads in the lot are much weather worn and soft. 252 ball beads, roughly made with white body paste. Sixty-four discs, brown (or pinkish body) paste. 201 discs with black body paste. 134 discs with light blue paste. 108 white discs.
From Beg. South, Pyramid Mastaba LIII. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition