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Beads

One shell bead, two mall ivory disk beads, and three blue faience beads.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, K1803. 1914: 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

14.1100

Medium or Technique

Ivory, shell, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads