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Beads

Approximately 50 disc beads, 4 cylinder beads and miscellaneous fragments

Provenance

From Semna, S553, Dynasty XII level. 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

Nubian,

Object Place for Label

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Ring bead diameter: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Cylinder bead length: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24-3-356s

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads