Beads for a bead bag (?)
Object Place: Sudan (Nubia), Meroe, Begarawiyah West, Pyramid X
Faience beads: 0.3 x 0.4 cm (1/8 x 3/16 in.) glass beads are larger
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Blue and white faience cylindrical beads and some gilded glass ball beads. Bead net made of pale blue and white short cylindrical beads (old original blue), a lozenge pattern is worked into the blue ground in gilt glass ball beads about the same size (now turned white, black and mottled). Modern reconstruction in original order.
From Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid X, January 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition