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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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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.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


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

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Medium or Technique

Faience and bone


The Ancient World