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Beads

This group of beads consists of one amethyst ball bead and many small faience ring beads, many of which are restrung while some are still loose.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K XVI grave 1603. 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

Diameter ball bead: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) Diameter ring bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1301

Medium or Technique

Amethyst, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads