Two barrel beads

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 623–568 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: length of each approximately .02 m

Accession Number

23.1455a-b

Medium or Technique

Steatite?

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Barrel beads, two, white-yellow steatite (?). Mounted together with electrum amulets; taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Beg. S. 85, Princess Meruna. / Exp. Ph. A 3164 6/9-10. [Excav. date] March, 1923.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition