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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


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.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads