Millefiore face beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period
40 B.C.–A.D. 114


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg., W308, No. 27

Dimensions

Overall: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.830a

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Nine diamond shaped translucent green, with full face human head in millefiori in center. Some imperfect.

Provenance

From Meroe: W308, No. 27. January 28, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition