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Bead garment on pelvis bone

28 strands of small ring beads on pelvis bone, where they form part of a garment strung (not sewn on cloth or leather). In debris of body A. REHOUSING NEEDED BY CONSERVATION. Left os coxa with a garment laced with blue faience beads. Sciatic notch, among other characteristics, point toward a...

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Provenance

From Kerma, K319: 1. 1914: 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

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall (of box): 19 x 13.5 x 9 cm (7 1/2 x 5 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1282

Medium or Technique

Faience and bone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles