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Beads

Four cylinder beads. One blue faience, 1 amazonite, 2 gold (However, register records only one gold). Bagged with 18-2-302, 18-2-303, 18-2-388.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 60, Chamber. 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 Atlanersa, 653–643 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length of gold (largest bead): 1.65 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

18-2-402

Medium or Technique

Faience, amazonite and gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads