String of beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), W 140, Meroe

Dimensions

Overall: 63 cm (24 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1046

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, glass, gold, quartz

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Majority of beads are carnelian ball and barrel beads of various sizes, plus 8 conical carnelian beads (one of which contains a milky tone). Also includes: 8 white quartz connical beads, 8 blue glass ring beads, and 4 cylindrical gold beads

Provenance

From Meroe, W 140. 1922: 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