Beads, amber color

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 30–175


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Grave 130

Dimensions

1.85 cm (3/4 in.), dia: 1.5

Accession Number

22-2-514a

Medium or Technique

Amber quartzite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

20 amber colored quartzite pear shaped beads boring groove and tapered hole honed from large end.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Grave 130. 1922: 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