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Beads

This group of beads consists of one pierced shell (1.8 cm x 1.3 cm); two large (1.6 cm long) and one small (0.4 cm long) carnelian barrel beads ; four carnelian ball beads; seventeen faience ring beads (0.2 cm diameter); and fifty-eight faience barrel beads (0.4 cm long).

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-172, body QC. 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

See description

Accession Number

14.1535

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads