Natural bead

Nubian
Meroitic Period
110–10 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg.), W165

Dimensions

.9 x 2.2 cm (3/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-1-41

Medium or Technique

Coral

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Natural bead of coral, pierced lengthwise.

Provenance

From Meroe, W 165. January, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition