Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
623–568 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 145

Dimensions

length: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.);Diameter: 0.5 cm

Accession Number

21.12277

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

More than twenty-seven faded blue-green cylinder beads; thirty-three ring beads, faded and roughly made; five blue-green ring beads, faded; fragments of glass and bronze(?).

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 145. 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