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Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 141

Dimensions

Length: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.); Diamter: 0.4

Accession Number

21.12150

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Cylindrical beads, unusually well made. Also found random ring beads interspersed. More than 592 fragments faded green or blue; 330 white or yellow cylinder. Ring and barrel, ball missing.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 141. 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