Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period
40 B.C.–A.D. 114


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), 430

Dimensions

2.0 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm (13/16 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-2-251b

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Two cowrie shells with backs cut off

Provenance

From Beg. West 430. 1923: 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