Bead

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka–Tanwetamani
698–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid V

Dimensions

Length: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1923

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Faience bead in the shape of a cowrie; pierced lengthwise.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 5 (tomb of queen Qalhata). 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