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One blue-glazed bead in form of lotus flower, seven cylindrical gold beads, eleven blue-glazed faience cylindrical beads, and one white faience cylindrical bead.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 53 (tomb of Queen Yeturow). 1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa, 653–643 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

20.699

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads