Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: length of barrel-shaped beads .017 and .014; diameter of round beads approximately .01

Accession Number

20.386

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Beads. Two barrel-shaped alabaster beads and fifty-four round beads of various stones.

Provenance

From Nubia, Nuri. 1920: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over.

Findspot Information: Found in the Tomb of Queen Iusatha. Pyramid XLII at Nuri, January and February 1918.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition