Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period
690–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 175

Dimensions

2.4 x .5 cm (15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12205

Medium or Technique

Faience/ ostrich egg shells

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

cylinder: 1 larger green body paste, faded yellowish (and broken off), 1 smaller green body paste and fragment of 2 others. Ring: 22 faded, some green/yellow. Disc: 2 ostrich egg shells.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 175. 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