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Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
712–690 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 153

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.12143

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

More than sixty-three fragments of cylinder beads with green body paste, glaze worn and faded; five black cylinder beads; nine white cylinder beads; sixty-one red ring beads; seventeen faded green ring beads; seventeen black ring beads; nine white ball beads. Missing: beads embedded in lump of mud; net pattern, a single rough (white?) ball bead at juncture of four green cylinder beads.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 153. 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