Cowrie beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, Piankhy (Piye)–Tanwetamani
743–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 226

Dimensions

Length x depth: 2.4 x 0.5 cm (15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2894

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Seven hollow cowrie-shaped beads; pierced at both ends.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, dog grave Ku. 226.1919: 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: January 7, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition