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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.

Provenance

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)

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el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

19.2876

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related