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Beads

String of faience ball beads, disk beads and bone or ostrich egg-shell disks types C1 and C3; 2 loose faience beads.

Provenance

From Aniba Object number 1507, no Tomb Number: 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: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.) length

Accession Number

50.4129

Medium or Technique

Faience, bone or ostrich egg-shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads