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Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
643–593 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid 137

Dimensions

1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12144

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Cylinder beads: 1490 green body paste. Ring beads: 280 good green; 1190 black; 281 red. Bal beads: 449 rough, faded, some with yellowish-white body paste. Missing: 1629 faded green rings.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Pyramid 137. 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