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Beads

Four boxes and one bag of small disc beads 14-1-595a. These must go with circlet of many strands of small blue faience ring beads around the skull of body A, which was found displaced 14-1-595. Skull is left in original packing crate, well preserved, and has a quarter-sized hole in the center...

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Provenance

From Kerma, tumulus III, 317 :ii. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

14-1-595a

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads