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Eight heavy gold barrel beads each weighing about 3/4 oz. avoirdupois.


From el-Kurru, Tum I. 1919: 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. (Accession date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Napatan Period, 860–840 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Length x diameter (each bead): 1.8 x 1.3 cm (11/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cast gold


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads