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Two pieces of a plaited gold string, forty-eight gold tubular beads; three gold pendants, two inlaid with green amazonite; and one tubular bead of stone.

Provenance

From Nubia, Nuri. 1920: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over. Findspot Information: Found in the Tomb of Karka-Aman (Pyramid 7 at Nuri), January 1917.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 495 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: of gold tubular beads .016 Length: of pendant .023

Accession Number

20.281

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands