Millefiore ball bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), N15

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.768

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

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.

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