Bead

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 51

Accession Number

24.642

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Blue glazed faience; large double-conical rilled bead.

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