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Iron oxide ball beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period
185–10 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg.), W171

Dimensions

11 ball beads - L 0.45 cm, diameter 0.6 cm 23 ball beads - L 0.4 cm, diameter0.35 cm

Accession Number

22-1-556a

Medium or Technique

Iron oxide glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Eleven glass ball beads, core gilded and covered with translucent glass; twenty-three ball beads, green translucent glass. With fragments.

Provenance

From Meroe, W 171 February, 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition