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Beads for a bead bag (?)

Nubian


Object Place: Sudan (Nubia), Meroe, Begarawiyah West, Pyramid X

Dimensions

Faience beads: 0.3 x 0.4 cm (1/8 x 3/16 in.) glass beads are larger

Accession Number

24.648

Medium or Technique

Faience, glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Blue and white faience cylindrical beads and some gilded glass ball beads. Bead net made of pale blue and white short cylindrical beads (old original blue), a lozenge pattern is worked into the blue ground in gilt glass ball beads about the same size (now turned white, black and mottled). Modern reconstruction in original order.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid X, January 1923: 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