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Beads and fragments

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


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

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

22-2-565

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

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).

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition