Ball bead

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 16, room A

Dimensions

Diameter: approximately 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.2252

Medium or Technique

Agate

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Red and white banded agate ball bead.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani), room A. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition