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Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period
743–623 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Tomb 845

Dimensions

Diameter x length: 1.1 x 1.5 cm (7/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-653

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Two split cowries.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. West 845). 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