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Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 140

Dimensions

1.7 x 0.3 cm (11/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12292

Medium or Technique

Faience / Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Forty-seven cylinder, red; twenty-two plus fragments cylinder, faded green; 622 rings, faded green; fifty-two rings, red; 637 rings, black; thirty-eight balls rough faded. Also found one fragment of shell.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 140. 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