Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 30–175


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg.), W 179. From the neck.

Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 x 1.9 cm (1/4 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-580a

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

2 slender barrel beads of black glass with single striation of white. Plus 4 fragments.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 179. From the neck. February, 1922: 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