Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka–Tanwetamani
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid V
Length: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Faience bead in the shape of a cowrie; pierced lengthwise.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition