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Beads

There are four blue and two white faience cylinder beads (2.2 cm in length by 0.4 cm in diameter), nine shell and six faience disk beads (1.2 cm in diameter), one faience ball bead (0.7 cm in diameter) , nine faience ring beads, and one pointed fragment of ivory, possibly a tooth

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

13.5732

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads