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Beads

This group of beads consists of twenty white faience ring beads (0.7 diameter); many tiny blue faience ring beads (0.2 cm diameter); one crystal ball bead; one string (101 cm long) of scored cylinder beads (1.3 cm long x 0.2. cm diameter) and amulet beads; approximately one hundred loose cylinder...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K XV grave 1500. 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

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Accession Number

14.1335

Medium or Technique

Faience, crystal, ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads