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Beads

Two green amazonite barrel beads, two white cornelian barrel beads, one red cornelian ball bead, one red and white cornelian barrel bead, one fragment of mottled gray stone barrel bead, one dark gray cylinder bead with blue flecks (the register shows conflicting information in size, amount of...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 59 (Queen Malaqaye), Room A. 1918: 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 Tanwetamani (?), 664–653 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x width of largest bead: 1.35 x 0.6 cm (9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

18-2-290

Medium or Technique

Amazonite, cornelian, stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads