Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
463–431 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Beg. South, Pyramid XXIII

Dimensions

0.22 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12028

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

359 cylinder beads, hard, blue body paste. Glossy glaze, well preserved in some beads. Disc beads, thirty-five various, black, pinkish and yellow and nine bright green.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid XXIII 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition