Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period
110–10 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Meroe, W 165; Object Place: Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

0.4 x 1.2 cm (3/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23-1-9e

Medium or Technique

Glass paste

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Fifteen cylinder beads with square sections, discolored, dark brown with whitish stripes lengthwise, traces of gilt stripes extended through body.

Provenance

From Meroe, W 165. January, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition