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Beads

13 ring and disc beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K LVIII debris. 1915: 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter large bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter ring bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-254b

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads