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Beads

This group of beads contains eight shell disc beads (diameter 0.6 cm), thirty-six small black faience ring beads (diameter 0.3 cm), about fifty-eight beige shell ring beads (diameter 0.2. cm), about 62 tiny blue faience ring beads (diameter 0.2. cm), and various tiny fragments.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KB 112 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, Middle Kerma, 2050–1700 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

15-3-352f

Medium or Technique

Shell, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads