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a: four beaded gold discs with central hole b: two beaded gold discs with central hole C: two plain thin gold discs d: eight beaded bands of gold, each with seventeen small gold beads attached to the edge e: seven small gold button beads, with ring shank welded on

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

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 9 mm (3/8 in.) -a Overall: 6 mm (1/4 in.) - b Overall: 6 mm (1/4 in.) - c Overall: 5.5 mm (3/16 in.) - d Overall: 6.5 mm (1/4 in.) - e

Accession Number

21.17041

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads