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Beads

Faience ring beads - red, white and black. Bagged with 18-2-272, 288 and 593b.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 59 (Queen Malaqaye). 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: 2.0 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

18-2-403b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads