Beads and pendants

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


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta)

Accession Number

20.339

Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian, green amazonite, and white faience

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Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Beads and pendants. Gold, carnelian, green amazonite, and white faience beads, various shapes. Eighteen gold pendants, one in form of lotus flower, six with beaded decoration; two carnelian pendants; one green amazonite pendant.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1916: 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