Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period
712–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Grave 786

Dimensions

Dia: 0.5

Accession Number

23-M-508

Medium or Technique

Shell and faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Strand of shell beads - disc shaped, 12 purple beads - disc, 1 cowrie shell, one large disc bead and several fragments - unclassifiable

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Grave 786. 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