Strand of stratified eye beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. N 2

Dimensions

Diameter and length (legacy): 1.7 x 1.5 cm (11/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.993

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

12 dark green glass balls, ornamented with yellow and black bands and dots in low relief. Bands of black middle with yellow borders, the dots from center out are yellow, black, yellow.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Meroe Beg. N 2, original filling over step 16. 1921: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition