Beads

Nubian
Napatan period to Meroitic Period
750 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Begarawiyah, Southern Hilltop

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.12027.4

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Disc beads, 1156 yellow, pink (reddish), black, green or blue, and other now white (perhaps originally white or yellow).

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe, Beg., Southern Hilltop, under black rock, surface debris: 1921; excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition