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Fragments of assorted beads

Twenty faded faience cylinder beads; sixteen faded faience ring beads; one gold ball bead.


From Nuri pyramid 54 (Queen Pihayis), in front of door-block. 1918; 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 Amtalqa, 568–555 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience and gold


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads