Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Pyr. 143

Dimensions

1.36 x 1.2 cm (9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-536

Medium or Technique

White quartzite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One well made white quartzite ball or bead with tapered hole. Only faint trace of boring groove which has been almost dressed away.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 143, 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