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Three gilded, silver cylinder beads; three gilded, silver ball beads; four faience cylinder beads; three amazonite cylinder beads; and a few fragments of gold foil.


From Nuri, pyramid XXVI (Amanitakaye), room B. 1918: 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 Aramatelka, 568–555 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, amazonite, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads