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Beads

This group of beads consists of two carnelian ring beads; four faience barrel beads; and one faience cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B debris. 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

Diameter ring bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter and length barrel bead: 0.5 x 1.2 cm (3/16 x 1/2 in.) Cylinder bead length: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1577

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads