Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 30–175


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg.), W179

Accession Number

22-2-560

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

a) 697 gilded glass ball beads, b) 648 gilded glass barrel beads, c)16 glass ball beads, d) 67 gilded glass cylindrical beads; e, f, and g)hexagonal tubular glass beads, i) 16 blue glass lozenge-shaped beads, j) 211 hexagonal tubular beads, k) 710 green glass ball beads, l) 382 blue glass ball beads, m) 187 dark blue glass barrel beads, n) 535(?)glass beads, o) 47 pear-shaped glass beads and fragments

Provenance

From Meroe, W 179 February, 1922; 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