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Beads

a) 66 rough beads, faded. b) 366 short cylinders, faded blue or green. c) 382 ring beads, faded blue or green. d) 4 black ring beads. e) 13 red ring beads.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Beg. South, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

a) diameter 0.3-0.4 cm, tk. 0.2-0.3 cm b) L 0.9 cm, diameter 0.2-0.3 cm c) diameter 0.3-0.5 cm, tk. 0.1-0.2 cm d) diameter 0.4 cm, tk. 0.1+ cm e) diameter 0.4-0.5, tk. 0.1 cm

Accession Number

21.12217

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads