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Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of an unidentified ruler
519–487 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. S. Grave 69

Dimensions

1.3 x .3 cm (1/2 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12288

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

90 + fragments of green faded cylinder beads; 28 red cylinder beads; 30 missing cylinder beads; 125 ball beads, roughly made, faded; 1668 ring beads faded green; 428 black ring beads.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Grave 69. 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