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Beads

This group of beads consists of thirteen pierced shells (1.1 cm x 0.7 cm); seven shell cylinder beads (0.3 x 0.3 cm); numerous blue faience ring beads (0.2 cm diameter); a few carnelian ball beads; two faience disk beads; one gold button; one drop pendant bead (1.0 cm x 0.8 cm), and two...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-57, body G.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

14.1506

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, carnelian, gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads