Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), West 609

Dimensions

diameter 0.9 cm

Accession Number

23-M-137

Medium or Technique

Quartzite, quartz crystal

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Eight ball beads, one of green-glazed quartzite and seven of green-glazed quartz crystal, small bore from both sides or from one side only - traces of green glaze in several, all cracked by heat.

Provenance

From Beg. West 609. 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