Barrel bead

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXXVI, stairs

Dimensions

Length: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-263

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Octagonal barrel bead decorated with white lines.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 36 (Atakhebasken), stairs. 1917: 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