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Beads

Three intact cowrie-shaped beads and a fragment of a fourth bead.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, grave 203. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka, 712–698 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

19.2848

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related