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Beads

359 cylinder beads, hard, blue body paste. Glossy glaze, well preserved in some beads. Disc beads, thirty-five various, black, pinkish and yellow and nine bright green.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid XXIII 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, 463–431 B.C.

Findspot

Beg. South, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

0.22 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12028

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads