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Beads

Black, red and white faience beads. A few ring and cylinder beads, one ball bead (D: 0.8), and one short cylinder bead (D: 0.6).

Provenance

From Nuri, Tomb 82. 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 Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter of ring bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

18-2-165

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads