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Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of an unidentified ruler
431–404 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. S. Mastaba LXIII

Dimensions

1.8 x .4 cm (11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.11976

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

26 green cylinder body paste; 13 white cylinder body paste; 3 red cylinder body paste; 15 white balls body paste roughly made; 8 black rings, body paste; 25 red rings, body paste; 30 blue beads missing

Provenance

From Beg. South, Mastaba LXIII. 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