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Cylinder and ring beads

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, W859

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 x 0.2 cm (11/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-685

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Large plexi box of partly strung disc beads that were leftovers from the bead network assembled by Mrs. Reisner. The bead network was sent on loan to RISD for the faience “Gifts of the Nile” exhibit. Colored beads, woven in patterns: big scarab, hieroglyph, diamonds, loose beads.

Provenance

From Meroe, W 859 [Excav. date] Mar. 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