Ring beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka
698–690 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Horse grave 212

Dimensions

Length of string: approximately 122 cm (48 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10569b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Blue and white ring beads, originally strung with twenty-nine jasmine flower pendants; from the neck of a horse.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, horse grave 212. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University - Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the Government of the Sudan

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition