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Beads

a) Hollow, pear-shaped, faience bead b) 2 faience ball beads c) 27 faience ring beads d) Shell ring bead

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa), debris in "SW". 1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa,

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

18-4-511a-d

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads