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Beads

One agate ring bead and one blue faience scarab-shaped bead.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K 66. 1913: 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter ring bead: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.) Length x width scarab-shaped bead: 1.5 x 1.1 cm (9/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5263

Medium or Technique

Faience, agate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads