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Barrel beads

Four barrel beads: one each of faience, silver, amethyst and stone.


From el-Kurru, grave 53, B. 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), 743–712 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stone, faience, silver


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads