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Beaded garment fragments

This large group of faience beads were found mixed with leather scraps, evidently the remains of a beaded garment.

Provenance

From Kerma, KN 147, 1. April 1916: 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, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall (box): 15.5 x 20.5 cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1412

Medium or Technique

Leather, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes