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Beads

This group of beads consists of five very long strings of cylinder beads; thirty complete and two fragmentary loose thick cylinder beads; eighteen complete and six fragmentary loose cylinder beads of regular thickness; three complete and four fragmentary loose long, thin cylinder beads with...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K III grave 320. 1914: 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

Diameter x length: 0.5 x 3.5 cm (3/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1322

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads