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Beads

Three beads a-c. a) is green-glazed faience short cylinder; b) is a green-glazed faience ring bead; c) is shell disc bead.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Tomb B 551, I,3. 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

L x diameter 1.2 x 0.6 cm (1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20-4-3a-c

Medium or Technique

Faience and shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads