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Beads

A few small ring beads, and some large cylinder beads.

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 of largest bead (cylinder): 2.0 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

18-2-593

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads