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Beads

Ball: 1 carnelian. One crushed gold ball. Two glass eye beads, 1 broken.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid XXIV. 1921: 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, reign of unknown ruler, 369–340 B.C.

Findspot

Beg. South, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

carnelian bead - D0.5; gold ball bead - D0.2; eyeball beads - D0.7

Accession Number

21-1-33j

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, gold, glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads