Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period
110–10 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Meroe, W 165; Object Place: Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

0.75 x 1.25 cm (5/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23-1-9c

Medium or Technique

Glass with gilding

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Forty-eight ball beads, varying sizes, clear glass ground, gilded and covered with a layer of white glass, now covered with yellow and black patina.

Provenance

From Meroe, W 165. January, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition