Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Pyr. 150

Dimensions

1.0 x 0.6 x .4 cm (3/8 x 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-540c

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Four small cowrie shells with back cut away for stringing

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 150, 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