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Beads and string

Three fragments of openwork barrel beads with incised wedjats, sixteen ring beads, and the remains of the original string.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, horse grave 212. 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, Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka, 698–690 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

19.2858

Medium or Technique

Faience, fibre

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related