Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
404–353 B.C. (?)


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

Dimensions

black cylinder beads: L1.5-1.7 cm, diameter 0.4cm light blue cylinder beads: L1.8 cm, diameter 0.4 cm red cylinder beads: L1.6-1.8 cm, dia 0.4 cm

Accession Number

21.11952

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Six black cylinder body paste; more than four fragments light blue cylinder (light blue body paste); two red (?), yellowish body paste.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Mastaba LXV. 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