Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period
Unknown Ruler From 698–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg.), Pyr. 125

Accession Number

21-2-375

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Cylinders: five green body paste, ten blue body paste. Balls: twelve small, roughly made green (now faded). Ring: three black, one red, twenty-six green, five blue, one opaque alone. Barrels: four, thirteen opaque white stone(ball shaped beads), one pendant bead (green glass) one amethyst ball and one cumpled sheet of gold.
One large blue frit barrel bead; very incrusted.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South). Pyramid 125. 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