Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani–Atlanersa
664–643 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Room 61 A

Dimensions

Overall: 9 mm (3/8 in.) -a Overall: 6 mm (1/4 in.) - b Overall: 6 mm (1/4 in.) - c Overall: 5.5 mm (3/16 in.) - d Overall: 6.5 mm (1/4 in.) - e

Accession Number

21.17041

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

a: four beaded gold discs with central hole
b: two beaded gold discs with central hole
C: two plain thin gold discs
d: eight beaded bands of gold, each with seventeen small gold beads attached to the edge
e: seven small gold button beads, with ring shank welded on

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 61 (tomb of an unidentified queen). 1918: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition