Millefiore ball bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), N15

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.770

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Glass ball. Opaque red ends, translucent green band around equator. Red with green and yellow leaf pattern in center band.

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