Necklace

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Gammai, E64, No. 2 and 3

Dimensions

Overall: 88 cm (34 5/8 in.) - length of necklace

Accession Number

42.142

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amethyst, agate, quartz, amazonite

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Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Group of large beads strung together. Includes: 12 white quartz ball beads, 3 carnelian flattened barrel beads, 1 amazonite flat oval bead with carved glyphs, 1 faceted amethyst, and 2 agate ball beads. From neck of burial, but order uncertain.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Gammai, E 64, Nos. 2 and 3.
Lent by Mrs. Oric Bates, Sept. 4, 1924

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates