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Beads

There are seventeen cylinder beads ( 0.5 cm in diameter), eighteen cylinder beads (0.3 cm in diameter), nine barrel beads (0.4 cm in diameter), fourteen rectangular beadwork patterned beads (0.8 cm in diameter), two pataikos figure beads, three djed pillars, fifty-three decorated rectangular...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV grave 444, body A. 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

14.1050

Medium or Technique

Faience, bone/ivory, wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads