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Beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani (?)
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 59, Room A

Dimensions

Length x width of largest bead: 1.35 x 0.6 cm (9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

18-2-290

Medium or Technique

Amazonite, cornelian, stone

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Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Two green amazonite barrel beads, two white cornelian barrel beads, one red cornelian ball bead, one red and white cornelian barrel bead, one fragment of mottled gray stone barrel bead, one dark gray cylinder bead with blue flecks (the register shows conflicting information in size, amount of material and the medium on certain beads

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 59 (Queen Malaqaye), Room A. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition