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Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 146

Dimensions

Length:1.5 cm (9/16 in.); Diamter: 0.4 cm

Accession Number

21.12165

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

More than eighty fragments of cylinder beads with greenish body paste; 155 rings with faded green body paste; eighty-three black rings; fifteen red rings; small lumps of earth with beads embedded missing; sixteen cylinder beads, faded green; three balls, faded green; 150 rings, faded green, black, yellowish white.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 146. 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