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Horse trappings

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Horse-trappings. String of twelve bronze ball beads from neck of horse. Some of the original stringing fiber is in a small bag. There are clusters of small faience ring beads attached to two of the bronze beads.


From El-Kurru, Horse grave Ku 212.1919: excavated by the Harvard University - Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921, 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

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Diameter of bead: 2.8cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze, fiber


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Animal-related