String of gold and carnelian beads

Nubian
Early Napatan Period
860–840 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Tumulus 4

Dimensions

Length: 98.5 cm (38 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.309

Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Gold and carnelian beads. 44 carnelian ball beads alternating with 53 gold disc beads strung on edge. 64 small gold barrel and ball beads at the ends.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Tum 4. 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