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Beads

String of approximately 41 glazed faience disk beads and 3 halved shell types D1 and M.

Provenance

From Aniba Object number 1293, Tomb N824b: 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: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.) length

Accession Number

50.4134

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads