Cylinder beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
315–270 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid III

Dimensions

2.9 x .5 cm (1 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12004.4

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

77 fragments of red cylinder beads, roughly made; body paste white to pink, ends showing up manner of cutting off

Provenance

From Beg. South Pyramid III. 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