Beads, pendants


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W 159 A

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stone, faience, glass, carnelian, shell, quartzite

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



a)Quartzite pendant, pierced; b) 4 Lozange shaped glass beads,with circular design in relief; c) 7 amulet beads, ball top w/ narrow shield shape lower, green glass paste; d) 10 small cowrie shells w/backs cut out; e) 3 small lemon shaped carnelian pendant beads; f) 1 pear shaped carnelian pendant; g) 1 circular carnelian bead; h) 23 small carnelian ball beads; i) 11 tiny barrel beads; j) 4 glass cylinder beads, translucent dark blue with opaque white strip inlay; k) 1 black stone pendant, lemon shaped. l) 1 tiny barrel bead patinated glass, discolored.


From Meroe, Beg. W 159 A, thieves debris. 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