Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia, Meroe, Beg., W284; Object Place: Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

23-1-275a-l

Medium or Technique

Faience, glass, glass paste, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

a) tiny ring beads; blue glaze; b) ball beads and fragments white ground, blue patches gl. paste; c) ring beads, gilt glass; d) carnelian barrel beads; e) pear shape pendant; f) carnelian ball beads; g) tiny glass paste ball beads red, blue, discolored; h) glass pendant beads, corroded, purplish; i) one cylinder bead, blue glaze. (Inventory note: d-f are bagged together.)

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg., W284. 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