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Beads

Short string of bone disk (D13 or 14) and 4 pebble disk (D6) beads; one drop-shaped pebble pendant.

Provenance

From Aniba object number 477, perhaps tomb number 583 or 741: Excavated by Georg Steindorff; assigned to Steindorff by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Gift of George Steindorff

Nubian, C-Group, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Aniba, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.) length

Accession Number

50.4081

Medium or Technique

Bone, pebble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads