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Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 147

Dimensions

Length: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.); Diameter: 0.3 cm

Accession Number

21.12166

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Forty cylinder and many fragments of faded green body paste; seventy-eight rings, faded green; 100 red ring beads; 113 black ring beads; 103 balls, roughly made, faded. Extra: 148 rings, brownish.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 147. 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