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Beads

Beads: cylinders in two sizes, more than sixty-four fragments, many with soft texture; ring: ten pairs (double disc) plus fragments, body paste now yellowish drab (perhaps originally blue?) nine black, more than 571fragments blue (many now faded, nearly white).

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid 86, 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, 664–643 B.C.

Findspot

Beg. South, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.12081

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads