Early Napatan Period
Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Tumulus 1
Length x diameter (each bead): 1.8 x 1.3 cm (11/16 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Eight heavy gold barrel beads each weighing about 3/4 oz. avoirdupois.
From el-Kurru, Tum I. 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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition