Millefiore ball beads and fragments

Nubian
Meroitic Period


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

Dimensions

Overall: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1051

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Nine millefiore ball beads. Blue with concentric spots of blue, white, yellow, and red flowers. Seven comlpete beads strung together and two broken beads loose.

Provenance

From Meroe, N15, stairs with 21-12-126 (bronze bell). December 25, 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