Millefiore ball bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), N15, stairs with 21-12-126 (bronze bell)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.773

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Glass ball. Multicolored “mille fiori” in streaks. Broken, incomplete. Marbelized pattern in a variety of colors.

Provenance

From Meroe, N15, stairs with 21-12-126 (bronze bell). 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