User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Pendant beads

Start collecting

Gold; one complete and fragment of another; three incised circles around top.


From Nuri, pyramid 27 (tomb of Queen Madiken). 1918: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani, 632–593 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Legacy dimension: H. .019 Diameter of bottom .007 Diameter of top .004

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants