Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period
463–431 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. S. ?

Accession Number

21.11991

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition