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Beads

Three lapis lazuli cylinder beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, pyramid XV,. 1919: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, about 712–698 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 1.7 x 0.4 cm (11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2116

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads