Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period
315–170 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), 460

Dimensions

a) L 1.5 cm, diameter 0.7 cm b) L 1.7 cm, diameter 0.3 cm c) L 0.3 cm, diameter 0.2 cm

Accession Number

23-3-727a-c

Medium or Technique

a) glass paste; b) faience; c) faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

a) Four patinated green, large, barrel beads, two broken. b) Six cylindrical beads of redish color. c) Three small barrel beads of faded green.

Provenance

From Beg. West 460. March 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