Barrel bead

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 22

Dimensions

Length: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2421

Medium or Technique

Agate?

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Pale blue bead, possibly of agate.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 22. 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.

(Accession date: January 7, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition