Beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb Beg. W 193

Dimensions

Overall: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.863

Medium or Technique

Quartzite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Thirty white quartzite drop pendant beads strung together (restrung by Sheila Shearer 1995).

Provenance

From Meroë, Tomb Beg. W 193. [Excav. date] January 2, 1923: 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