String of beads
270 B.C.–A.D. 320
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), W 140, Meroe
Overall: 64 cm (25 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Carnelian, glass, gold, quartz, and feldspar (amazonite)
Not On View
Majority of beads are carnelian ball, barrel, or biconical beads. Also includes 2 turquoise (1 ball, 1 barrel) beads, 10 white quartz barrel beads, 8 blue glass beads (7 ball, 1 biconical), 2 gold cylinder beads, 1 gold barrel bead.
From Meroe, W 140. 1922: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