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String of gold and carnelian beads

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Gold and carnelian beads. 44 carnelian ball beads alternating with 53 gold disc beads strung on edge. 64 small gold barrel and ball beads at the ends.


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 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Length: 98.5 cm (38 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads