Beads from Horse trappings

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
712–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 203

Accession Number

19.2846

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Sixty-two blue faience beads in the shape of Hathor’s head; divided into 21.10561 (28 beads) and 21.10562 (34 beads).

Provenance

From el-Kurru, grave 203. 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