Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–10 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg.), W231

Dimensions

0.3 x 1.3 x 1.4 cm (1/8 x 1/2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-1-53a

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, on bronze ring

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One barrel bead threaded on bronze ring, broken

Provenance

From Meroe, W 231 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