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Beads

This group consists of faience and shell beads, some stuck together. There are also lumps of organic material and one lump of corroded metal (?)

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 200. 1916: 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, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter beads: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Length x width metal lump: 1 x 0.4 cm (3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1649

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, organic material, metal ?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads