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Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 138

Dimensions

green/blue cylinders: L 1.5-4.3 cm, diameter 0.3-0.4 cm green/blue rings: diameter 0.4-0.5 cm, thk. 0.1 cm black rings: diameter 0.2-0.4 cm, thk. 0.1 cm red rings: diameter 0.3-0.5 cm, thk. 0.2 cm

Accession Number

21.12133

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Cylinder beads: 138 green or blue (mostly faded). Ring beads: 633 larger faded green or blue rings (17 similar - missing); 441 black rings; only 16 of original 20 red rings.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 138. 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