Millefiore ball bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), N15

Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.766

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Glass ball; mottled red and yellow “mille fiori”. Yellow and red and other marbelized.

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