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Beads

Approximately 30 electrum disk beads type D11 strung together; slightly tarnished.

Provenance

From Aniba Object number 1018, perhaps Tomb N352, N435, or N609: Excavated by Georg Steindorff; assigned to Steindorff by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Gift of Georg Steindorff

Nubian, C-Group, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Aniba, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) diameter

Accession Number

50.4113

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads