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Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, (Beg. N.), Tomb XXII

Dimensions

Overall: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.) length of string

Accession Number

22-1-91c,e,f

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Consists of c,e, & f strung together:

#c) two small carnelian ball beads;
#e) approximately 100 small faience ring beads;
#f) 1 cylinder/6 ball faience beads

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. N.), Tomb XXII . 1917: 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