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Cowrie shell and eye of Horus (wedjat) beads

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35 cowrie beads, 15 small wedjat beads and 1 large wedjat bead with incised details on both sides.


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)


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, shell


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Animal-related