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Two beads on a fragment of wire

One gold cylinder bead and one gold ring bead, each on a fragment of silver wire. The excavation notes report that originally there was one piece of wire with both beads on it.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXX (A Queen), room A. 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 Karkamani, 519–510 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

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Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

18-3-150

Medium or Technique

Gold and silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads