Beads and fragments
270 B.C.–A.D. 320
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W 179
Overall (a): 0.5 x 0.7 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.) Overall (b): 0.8 x 0.6 cm (5/16 x 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Originally, fifty-three shell (nacre) ball beads, fourteen fragments (a); One wedjat eye (b).
Now, forty-six ball beds, qpproximately twenty-eight large fragments and many small fragments (a); irregularly shaped fragment of iron oxide (b).
From Meroe, Beg. W 179, secondary burial. 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition