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Ring beads

Blue and white ring beads, originally strung with twenty-nine jasmine flower pendants; from the neck of a horse.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, horse grave 212. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University - Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: 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.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length of string: approximately 122 cm (48 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10569b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related