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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: 2.0 cm (13/16 in.); Diamter: 0.3 cm

Accession Number

21.12276

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Balls missing; 867 red rings; ring plus cylinder missing; 589 (instead of 345) cylinder with faded blue or green color; 260 plus fragments of cylinder of yellow and white color. Fourteen red rings, twelve black rings, thirty-three blue-green rings.

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