Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period
690–664 B.C.


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

Dimensions

diameter 0.8 cm

Accession Number

23-M-135

Medium or Technique

Amethyst (pale)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Three amethyst ball beads, small bore from both sides, one has trace of green as if once green glazed.

Provenance

From Beg. West 609. 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