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Beads

Cylinder beads, glazed; cylinder beads (no glaze); ring beads; short cylinder (no glaze).

Provenance

Gebel Barkal; PYR XIIII; 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, 284 B.C.–A.D. 275

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.2 x 1.3 x 1.4 cm (1/2 x 1/2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16726

Medium or Technique

Blue-green faience, dull red faience, faded blue faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads