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Shell bead

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe

Dimensions

Overall: 1 x 1.3 cm (3/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23.442

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Natural shell, pierced for stringing.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W ____. [Excav. date] 1923: 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