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Beads

Four barrel beads (one missing), hollow shell.

Provenance

Gebel Barkal; pyramid 13. 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, 284 B.C.–A.D. 275

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.1 x .7 cm (7/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.16724

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads