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Beads

a) numerous blue faience cylinder beads. b-c) numerous blue faience ring beads.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid VIII, stairs. 1916: 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 Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

16-A-90a-c

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads