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Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 144

Dimensions

Length: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.); Thickness: 0.1 cm

Accession Number

21.12154

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

738 cylinder beads missing; 1521 rings with faded green / blue glaze; 383 black ring beads; 109 red ring beads; 94 green ring beads in good condition; 375 ball beads, roughly made and faded.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 144. 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