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Beads

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


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

Dimensions

1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12287

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Ring beads: 182 green; 261 black; only 9 of original 88 red. Cylinder beads: 851 faded green cylinders. Ball beads: 729 faded green ball; 123 rough ball beads, faded green.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 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