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Beads

There is one copper rich ball bead (0.4 cm in length and .4 cm in width), twenty-one faience ring beads (0.2 in length by 0.1 in width) and three fragments of leather.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K III grave 305. 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

13.5738

Medium or Technique

Faience, copper(?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads