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Barrel bead

Amethyst barrel bead (part of 24.1081).

Provenance

From el-Kurru, grave 52. 1919: 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 Piye (Piankhy)–Shabaka, 743–698 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2821

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads