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Various beads from S-520; a)10 lavender glass ball bds; b) 2 Carnelian ball bds; c) 2 Carnelian doughnut bds; d) 1 crystal ball bd; e)1 barrel bd. light egg blue glass paste; f) 1 Cowrie shell; g) 7 dis bds of diff. sizes.


From Semna S-520. 1924: 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

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, glass, crystal, shell, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads