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Beads. Two barrel-shaped alabaster beads and fifty-four round beads of various stones.


From Nubia, Nuri. 1920: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over. Findspot Information: Found in the Tomb of Queen Iusatha. Pyramid XLII at Nuri, January and February 1918.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Legacy dimension: length of barrel-shaped beads .017 and .014; diameter of round beads approximately .01

Accession Number



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads