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Bead

Five-lobed bead.

Provenance

From Nubia, Semna, S588. 1924: 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,

Findspot

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter x thickness: 0.7 x 0.2 cm (1/4 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

24-3-790e

Medium or Technique

Lapis Lazuli(?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads