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Bead

Coarse slightly tapered cylidrical bead, not cylinder but formed of numerous irregular flat faces approximating a cylinder form

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Tomb B 551. 1920; Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–250 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter x length: 0.9 x 3.8 cm (3/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.2532

Medium or Technique

Faieince, white body blue-green glaze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads