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Beads

There are two long incised rectangular beads (3.6 cm in diameter by 0.4 cm in width), one of which is broken in two pieces, two large disk beads (1.5 cm in diameter), one small disk bead ( 0.5 cm in diameter), about fifty small ring beads (0.2 cm in diameter) and about forty-seven disk 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

See description

Accession Number

14.1133

Medium or Technique

Faience, Ostrich Eggshell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads