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Barrel beads

Numerous fragments of broken barrel beads


From el-Kurru, Tum. 2. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: January 7, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Napatan Period, 800–780 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass paste


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects