Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period
712–593 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Pyr. 596

Dimensions

2.0 x 2.4 cm (13/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-3-363a

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Four split cowries

Provenance

From Beg. West 596. 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