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Three cylinder beads of thin gold plate.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 61 (tomb of an unidentified queen). 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 Tanwetamani–Atlanersa, 664–643 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 14 cm (1 3/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.17040

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads