Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Tomb 37

Dimensions

Overall: Largest 0.5 x 0.6 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.) Other: Smallest 0.3 x 0.4 cm (1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-2-343c

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Over 30 barrel beads, two sizes, gilt-covered white layer.

Provenance

From Meroe Beg. West 37, 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