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Beads

This string consists of five carnelian balls of various sizes and one barrel with two cylindrical ornamented, one faience ball bead and a stone tear shaped bead.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, city, KI, Trench 7, room Z. (follows Su. 486 in sequence). 1913.: 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, Kerma, 2040–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

13.4236

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience, stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads