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Beads

3 white quartz pendants about 50 green faience short cylinder beads a few black and a few blue opaque glass balls.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Grave 503. 1916: 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 of quartz pendants 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-2-249

Medium or Technique

White quartz, faience, glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads