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Beads, amulets


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W 139

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, stones, silver, metal

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Jewelry, The Ancient World



Miscellaneous beads and amulets a-r: a) sixteen unbaked clay balls; b) three pottery rings and two semi-circular fragments; c) three fragments of thin silver? d) two pear shaped pendants gold or bronze; e) wedjat eye, faience; f) crowned uraeus amulet, carnelian; g) faience button w/13 point edge and concentric design, pierced back; h) silver crescent pendant like an inverted horseshoe; i) quartzite ball bead; j) two quartzite pendant beads w/tapered hole and rounded body; k) carnelian pendant bead w/tapered hole and rounded body; l) three carnelian pendant beads with boring groove, bored hole and round body tapering to a point; m) one carnelian barrel bead; n) five carnelian ball beads; o) one short cylinder bead, white glass with yellowish patina; p) one faded greenish yellow glass ball bead; q) (small yellowish glass ball bead nearly covered with dull black patina - broken in registration (missing 3/21/02); r) three minute yellow glass ring beads (two missing 3/21/02.)


From Meroe, Beg. W 139. 1922: 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