Barrel beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)–Shabaka
743–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 51

Dimensions

Length: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.2564

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Five barrel beads of lapis lazuli.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 51. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition