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Gold and carnelian necklace

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Necklace of alternating carnelian ball beads with flattened gold discs. Each terminal has five gold discs separated by small gold cylinder beads, followed by a short string of small gold cylinder beads. 176 carnelian and 185 gold beads.


From El-Kurru, Tum 4. 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 9, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


El-Kurru, Nubia, Sudan


Legacy dimension: Length: of string .920

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Medium or Technique

Gold and carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands