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Bead

One ball bead of amazonite.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 59 (Queen Malaqaye), Room A. 1918: 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, reign of Tanwetamani (?), 664–653 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.0 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

18-2-591a

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads