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Beads

Two white faience ring beads; one irregular blue faience ball, one side flattened and incised, one red bodied, faded blue bead representing ram's head, and a small, fragmentary blue ram's head.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Temple B 500. 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,

Object Place for Label

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.8 x 2.1 x 1.2 cm (11/16 x 13/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

16-2-238a

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads