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Beads

5 separately housed categories: 30 small cylinders with fragments/ 24 rough balls/ 40 black discs/ 34 white-yellow discs/ 49 pinkish-brown discs.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid XXXIV 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 an unidentified ruler, 593–555 B.C.

Findspot

Beg. South, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.12006

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads