Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period
712–690 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 159

Dimensions

2.3 x 1.2 cm (7/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.12155

Medium or Technique

Stone/faience/lapis

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

4 disc beads, opaque, yellowish–white color, made of stone. 2 green body pasted faience cylinder beads with faded green glaze, one large decayed cylinder lapis.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 159. 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