Meroitic Period, reign of unknown ruler
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Pyr. 125
Tk. 0.35; diameter 0.8
Medium or Technique
Not On View
356 greenish glass disc beads bored lengthwise also fragments of 30-50 others same. Some are green and translucent, others yellowish olive and opaque, also all intermediate degrees of colors. The shape of the hole would indicate that these beads were balls when formed and were afterward flattened to discs by applying pressure while glass was still plastic.
From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 125, 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