Barrel beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 53

Accession Number

19.2632

Medium or Technique

Agate; white stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Three barrel beads (two of agate, one of white stone).

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 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