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Beads

One carnelian barrel bead (length 1.0 cm); one small ball bead; thirty-four disc beads (diameter o.8 cm); forty ring beads (diameter 0.6 cm) and two small sections of ring beads on original fiber string; one pear-shaped amulet (length 0.9 cm); (length 0.9 cm); many tiny ring beads (diameter 0.2 cm);...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K XVI grave1625. 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

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Accession Number

14.1266

Medium or Technique

Shell, faience, carnelian, debris

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads