270 B.C.–A.D. 320
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), W 179, Meroe
Other: bead, 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Glass. 188 barrel beads. Black with a central zone of black and white veining. (Imitation agate?) 111 strung together.
From Meroe, W 179. 1922: 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