Bead with rosette

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of queen Tabiry)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 2 x 4.5 cm (13/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.646

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

On one side of this blue glazed faience bead is an elaborate rosette. On the other is a pattern of soncentric circles. The bead is grooved around the edge, and is pierced both transversely and vertically.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 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.

(Accession date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition