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a) 3 dark blue ball beads, glass: b) 3 gilded glass beads; c) 3 cylinder beads blue faience; d) 2 cylinder glass;d) unlocated; e)13 of 14 disks, blue faience; f) ball bead- light blue faience; g) dark blue ball - glass; h) conical grooved faience; i) ball w/black stripe, faience; j) gold fragment; k)...

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From Semna, Taharqa Temple Rm C. 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.


Semna, Sudan (Nubia)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, glass, gold


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads