Ball beads

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Horse grave 211

Dimensions

Diameters: 1.3 and 2 cm (1/2 and 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2877

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Two ball beads decorated with concentric circles in black paint.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, horse grave 211. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition