Bead

Nubian
Napatan Period
750–250 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B 551

Dimensions

Diameter x length: 0.9 x 3.8 cm (3/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.2532

Medium or Technique

Faieince, white body blue-green glaze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Coarse slightly tapered cylidrical bead, not cylinder but formed of numerous irregular flat faces approximating a cylinder form

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Tomb B 551. 1920; Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition