Beads

Nubian
Early Napatan Period
860–840 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Tumulus 1

Dimensions

Length x diameter (each bead): 1.8 x 1.3 cm (11/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.320

Medium or Technique

Cast gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Eight heavy gold barrel beads each weighing about 3/4 oz. avoirdupois.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Tum I. 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: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition