Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of unknown ruler
A.D. 30–175


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Pyr. 125

Dimensions

0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-482b

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

424 slender barrel beads, into fragments of 50-100 others, same color - light green to yellow showing (just faint traces of green). Mostly have more or less dull black patina.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 125, 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