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Beads

String of forty miscellaneous disc and cylinder faience beads of the same diameter, but differing lengths strung together with six shell beads.

Provenance

From Semna, S 548. Mar. 2, 1924: 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

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom(?),

Findspot

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

24-3-70 c,d,e

Medium or Technique

Faience and shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads