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Beads and amulet

Faience beads. Seventeen cylindrical beads (black faience); two cylindrical beads (red faience); thirteen cylindrical beads (white faience); fourteen cylindrical beads (blue faience, some broken); two cylindrical beads (red); more than eighty-two fragments (black); more than forty-two fragments...

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From Beg. South, Pyramid XIII. 1921: 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 Unknown Ruler, 435–405 B.C.


Beg. South, Nubia (Sudan)


Quartz pebble: 0.19 x 1.4; pinkish stone: 0.5 x 0.11; bronze amulet: 0.14 x 1.1 x 0.7; faience cylindrical beads: L1.9 x Dia0.4; faience disc beads: Dia0.4.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, stone, bronze


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets