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Beads

Three ball beads (slightly mis-shapen), one bright blue, one faded blue, and one with the color gone; beads vary slightly in shape.

Provenance

From Semna, Magazine ab I, debris. 1928: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian,

Findspot

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 0.6 x 0.7 cm (1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

28.1246.4

Medium or Technique

Glazed faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads