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Beads

2 large hollow barrel beads; 2 broken beads, same form but smaller; 2 broken small barrel beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Pyr. XIII. 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, Meroitic Period, 263–248 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

3 x 1.4 cm (1 3/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16732

Medium or Technique

Base gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads