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Lapis lazuli bead

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Possibly made by cutting off the top of a cartouche.


From Nuri, pyramid 47 (Queen unknown), northwest foundation deposit. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amanastabarqa, 510–487 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia, Sudan


Overall: 1 x 0.6 x 0.5cm (3/8 x 1/4 x 3/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits