Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
690–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 166

Accession Number

21.12172

Medium or Technique

Faience, stone, ostrich shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

1 pendant, 6 short cylinders, and one longer cylinder of faded greenish faience; small, opaque, yellowish white ring bead of stone; 3 disk beads of ostrich shell

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 166. 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