Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period
664–542 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), West 663

Dimensions

1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-351

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Two split cowrie shells.

Provenance

From Beg. West 663, 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