Millefiore ball bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), N15

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.765

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Yellow glass ball, with band around equator of blue, red and white, “mille fiori.” Yellow with band of blue with white and red X’s.

Provenance

From Meroe, N15. December 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