Gold cowrie bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg W. tomb 832

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: 0.017 W. 0.009

Accession Number

23.395

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Gold bead in the form of a cowrie shell. Borings through each end.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Meroe, Tomb W 832. [Exped. date] 1923

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition