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Beads

Tiny blue faience and ivory discs strung with an amethyst barrel and an amethyst amulet.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 1044. 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, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia(Sudan)

Accession Number

13.4258

Medium or Technique

Faience and ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads