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Beads

There are nine barrel beads (0.9 cm in length by 0.3 cm in diameter), twenty-six ring beads (0.2 in diameter) and one fragment of a possible scarab bead with glyphs (1.8 cm in length by 0.7 cm in width) and debris.

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

13.5731

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads