Necklace with leaf-shaped beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period
50–320


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. W 453

Dimensions

Length x width: 42.5 x 4.5 cm (16 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23.367

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, travertine (Egyptian alabaster), and obsidian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

26 small carnelian beads and 36 heart-shaped beads of carnelian, alabaster, and obsidian. (Three small beads between the heart-shaped ones).

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West 453. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date unknown)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition