Lapis lazuli bead

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Amanastabarqa
510–487 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 47, northwest foundation deposit

Dimensions

Overall: 1 x 0.6 x 0.5cm (3/8 x 1/4 x 3/16in.)

Accession Number

18-2-515

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Possibly made by cutting off the top of a cartouche.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 47 (Queen unknown), northwest foundation deposit. 1918: 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