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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: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.); diameter: 0.4 cm

Accession Number

21.12290

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

227 faded green cylinder; 109 rough balls faded; 114 red rings; 163 black rings; 781 rings, faded green; 1basket of lumps of mud with beads embedded.

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