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Beads

There is one section of beads of triangular shape woven on original string with two beads detached (4.4 cm by 1.6 cm). Also present are 350 ring beads with four groups on original string (0.4 cm in diameter), and one barrel bead (1.3 cm in length by 1.2 cm in width). There is also one tiny piece...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III grave 309. 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)

Accession Number

13.5775

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads