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Beads and pendants. Gold, carnelian, green amazonite, and white faience beads, various shapes. Eighteen gold pendants, one in form of lotus flower, six with beaded decoration; two carnelian pendants; one green amazonite pendant.


From Nuri, Pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1916: 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 Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Object Place

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian, green amazonite, and white faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads