Millefiore ball bead
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), N15
Overall: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Glass Ball. Spiral stripes of red, white, blue, white, red, etc., in “mille fiori”.
All that is left is a few chips which preserve the accession number. Red with white and blue vertical stripes.
From Meroe, N15. December 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition