270 B.C.–A.D. 320
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W511
Overall: 15.9 cm (6 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Quartzite, carnelian, haematite
Not On View
Thirty-one bi-conical beads strung alternately with two beads of each material.
From Meroe, Tomb W 511 [Excav. date] Mar. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition