Cylinder beads

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


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

Dimensions

2.3 x .4 cm (7/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12022.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

More than eighty-eight yellow paste; more than seventy-one blue (or green) hard texture, some showing glossy surface; ninety-six red with body paste white, pink, and brown.

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