Bead with rosette
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of queen Tabiry)
Height x diameter: 2 x 4.5 cm (13/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition