Beads

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


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

Dimensions

cylinder beads: L 1.4-1.8cm, diameter 0.4 cm ball beads: diameter 0.4 cm disc beads: diameter 0.4-0.5 cm

Accession Number

21.11996

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Cylinder beads: more than forty fragments of blue beads, more than five fragments of red beads, more than three fragments of white beads. Ball beads: twenty-one white balls, roughly made. Disc beads: eleven blue-green discs, thirty-eight brown (pinkish) discs, thirty-three black discs, sixty-five white discs.

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