Gold and carnelian necklace

Early Napatan Period
860–840 B.C.

Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, El-Kurru, Tum. 4


Legacy dimension: Length: of string .920

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold and carnelian

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace of alternating carnelian ball beads with flattened gold discs. Each terminal has five gold discs separated by small gold cylinder beads, followed by a short string of small gold cylinder beads.
176 carnelian and 185 gold beads.


From El-Kurru, Tum. 4. 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 9, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition