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Beads

Glass beads with trace of gilding

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Temple 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 x diameter 1.5 x 1.3 cm (9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-317

Medium or Technique

Glass with gilding

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads