Barrel beads

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


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

Accession Number

19.2685

Medium or Technique

Stone, faience, silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Four barrel beads: one each of faience, silver, amethyst and stone.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 53 B (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