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Beads

Fifty-three barrel beads and seventeen ring beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-378, head of body XJ. 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

Longest barrel bead length: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.) Shortest barrel bead length: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Diameter ring bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1564

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads