Necklace

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Beg. W 179, Meroe

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

24.1068

Medium or Technique

Faience, glass, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

54 faience amulets in unusual shapes pierced at both ends and strung with 106 carnelian all beads and 115 green glass ball beads as spacers.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 179. 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