Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), West 609

Dimensions

0.25 x 0.4 cm (1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-118

Medium or Technique

Blue frit

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

About 250 cylinder beads. Blue frit, varying in size. These were made in long tubes, and cut apart. In three cases the beads are still atached.

Provenance

From Beg. West 609. 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