Bead

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 52

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm (9/16 x 3/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.933

Medium or Technique

Agate

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Circular (scaraboid shape) brown/white agate; pierced.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 51 (tomb of an unidentified queen of Piankhy). 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