Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg., N56 between A&B

Dimensions

Other: 1.6 x 1.6 cm (5/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-2-79b

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Twelve whole beads and fragments of ball beads N II, N LVI. Ball beads, dark opaque blue ground with gilt curving stripes inlaid and opaque white patches with yellow center surrounded by blue line.
One unregistered bead: millefiore technique of mosaic design- black/blue, red, light red, yellow

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe, Beg., N56 between A&B. 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