String of beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg.), Tomb W 571, floor debris

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

23.851

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, gold, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Strand incorporates 4 scarabs (23-3-309, 310, 311 & 312), 23-3-315 (6 gold band beads & 2 small gold ball beads) and 23-3-316 (2 carnelian barrel beads) strung together with 23-3-313 strand of: 26 scarabs and scaraboids with 26 carnelian and 26 gold beads in an alternating pattern.

Provenance

From Nubia: Meroe, Beg.W Tomb 571, floor debris. [Excav. date] March 4, 1923.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition