Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period
800–270 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg., W609

Dimensions

Overall: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.) (length of string) Overall: 1 cm (3/8 in.) (height of beads)

Accession Number

23-M-92

Medium or Technique

Glass paste

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Approximately eighty-one red, white and blue paste bottle-shaped beads.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W609. 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