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Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period
40 B.C.–A.D. 40


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Pyr. 140

Dimensions

L 0.62 to 0.70 Dia 0.4 to 0.5

Accession Number

22-2-530L

Medium or Technique

Glass Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Two black bodied glass barrel beads with longitudinal white and blue band. These beads were made from glass strip which was rolled up into shape while plastic. The seams are invisible and one bead has dull black patina.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 140, 1922: 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