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Beads

It consists of approximately fifty spherical beads; one flattened oval bead, inscribed with a wedjet eye incised on one side and "hetep" on the other side.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, KM, grave KM 14. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia(Sudan)

Accession Number

13.4255

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads