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Beads

A small number of faience ring beads. Also included but not in recorded in the register are white shell shavings, one carnelian bead, and debris

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 182-x. 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: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1581

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, carnelian, debris

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads