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Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period
623–568 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. S. Pyramid XLIX

Dimensions

.3 x 1.4 cm (1/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12128

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

77 cylinder beads and fragments, greenish body paste, surface worn and faded, 2 cylinder greenish (missing), 1 red ring body paste, 17 instead of 24 blue (same faded white), 1 ball roughly shaped (faded white)

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid XLIX. 1921: 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