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Beads

It consists of a group of twenty-six conical beads, four broken conical beads, and 2 whole barrel beads.

Provenance

From Kerma, K5604 Object No.2, right Ankle of A. 1915: 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,

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) Diameter od barrel bead: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) Diameter of conical bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-190

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads