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Ball beads

a) two electrum ball beads b) one agate ball bead


From Nuri, pyramid 10 (Amani-natake-lebte), debris. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amani–natake–lebte, 538–519 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Electrum, agate


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads