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Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
743–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 152

Dimensions

Length:1.8 cm (11/16 in.); Diameter: 0.4

Accession Number

21.12141

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

More than seventy green cylinder beads, fine hard paste; more than twenty-three fragments of red cylinder beads; more than thirty-two fragments of white, yellow or gray cylinder beads.

More than ninety ring beads green, faded white or brown; sixty-three black ring beads; one group of ten ring beads with a faded green body paste.

Sixteen roughly shaped ball beads, now white or nearly white;

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 152. 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