Millefiore face beads
40 B.C.–A.D. 114
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg., W308, No. 27
Overall: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Nine diamond shaped translucent green, with full face human head in millefiori in center. Some imperfect.
From Meroe: W308, No. 27. January 28, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition