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a) 50 cylinders - green body paste, glaze faded and worn. b) 42 ring beads, green body paste, glaze faded. c) 1 black ring bead. d) 1 red ring bead. e) 6 rough ball beads, discolored.


From Beg. South, Pyramid 82, 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 Queen Malenaken, 568–542 B.C.


Beg. South, Nubia (Sudan)


a) L 0.8-1.2 cm, diameter 0.2-0.3 cm b) diameter 0.4-0.5 cm, tk. 0.1 cm c) diameter 0.4 cm, tk. 0.1 cm d) diameter 0.4 cm, tk. 0.1 cm e) diameter 0.3-0.4 cm, tk. 0.3 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads