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Two ball beads decorated with concentric circles in black paint.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, horse grave 211. 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)

Dimensions

Diameters: 1.3 and 2 cm (1/2 and 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2877

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related