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Beads

This group of beads consists of approximately 1400 ring beads and two cylinder beads with fragments of leather and debris. Some beads have been restrung.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 82-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 ring bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Diameter and length cylinder bead: 0.6 x 1.3 cm (1/4 x 1/2 in.) String length: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1145

Medium or Technique

Faience, leather, debris

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads