Necklace

Nubian
Early Napatan Period
900–760 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Tum. 1

Dimensions

Length x width: 18 x 3 cm (7 1/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Height x width ([pendant): 2 3/16 x 1 1/8 in. (5.6 x 2.9 cm)

Accession Number

21.319

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Multiple rows of gold ball and barrel beads held together by five gold spacer bars; from the central bar hangs a diamond-shaped gold pendant.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Tum. 1. 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: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition