Beads

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. N. I

Dimensions

1.7 cm long

Accession Number

21.12246

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

3 fragments of millefiore beads of yellow, red, and 2 shades of blue. Iron wire on which they were strung still adheres to the center.
Also same type as 21-3-41. This type illustrated in Dows Dunham “Royal Cemeteries of Kush; vol. IV” p. 122 (fig. 80).
Also, 1 fragment of a barrel bead done in millefiore with 2 human faces.

Provenance

From Sudan. Meore Beg. N. I debris of chamber A: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