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Beads

There are two disk beads (0.5 cm in diameter), one large, unpierced ball bead (2.5 cm in diameter), one large horizontally and vertically incised rectangular bead (3.6 cm in length by 0.5 cm in width), broken into two pieces, and many small ring beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K XVI grave 1600-A. 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

Length: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1149

Medium or Technique

Faience, crystalline stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads