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Ball beads

One small ball bead - from head of UA.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus X B/94. 1914: 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

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 0.5 x 0.6 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

14.1515

Medium or Technique

Bone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads