Millefiore face beads

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


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

Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm (5/8 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.830b

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

23.803b=Four diamond shaped translucent green glass beads, with full face human head in millefiori in center. diagonal threading hole, translucent green w/human face in yellow, red, black and pink. Some imperfect.

From the group of beads with field number 23-1-310 that originally consisted of 35 diamond shaped translucent green glass beads, with full face human head in millefiori in center and many frags).

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition