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Beads

There is one quartzite ball bead (1.1 cm diameter), one long faience cylinder bead (2.2 cm in length and 0.4 cm in diameter), fourteen short faience cylinder beads of various sizes, twelve faience ball beads (0.7 cm in diameter), one fragment of a faience ball bead, six faience ring beads (0.2...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K III hall A. 1913: 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, Classic Kerma, 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

13.5729

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, quartzite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads