Gilded glass ball beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg., N II original filling in stairwell

Dimensions

Overall: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12167

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

10 complete and 14 broken ball beads, made of a core of clear glass, gilded and then with a 2nd glass coating. (0bj Reg says: “12 complete broken,” “1 fragment to R.W. Smith for Study, June 1949”).

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N II original filling in stairwell. February 1921: 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