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Beads

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


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

Dimensions

cylinder beads: L1.4-2.0 cm, diameter 0.4 cm disc beads: diameter 0.4 cm ball beads: diameter 0.4 cm

Accession Number

21.12001

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Cylinder beads: more than 110 fragments blue cylinder beads; more than sixty-eight fragments black cylinder beads; more than forty-two fragments red exterior, body paste white and pink; one yellow cylinder bead. Disc beads: 229 yellow discs, fifty black discs, fifty-three brown (pinkish) discs, sixty-two blue discs, sixty-seven white discs. Ball beads: thirty-nine ball beads, roughly made, blue and white.

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