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Beads

Forty-four ring beads and a small piece of mud (?)

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KM 41 debfris. 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

d. 0.4

Accession Number

15-2-400

Medium or Technique

Ostrich eggshell, mud ?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads