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Necklace

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), W 133-2, Meroe

Dimensions

Overall: length doubled, 39 cm (15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.1067a-b

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, quartz, shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Shell disc beads strung with pendants of carnelian, black stone, and white stone. Double strung. Label reads, “Baby’s girdle?”

Provenance

From Meroe, W 133-2. 1922: 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