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Beads

This is a string of nine narrow cylinder beads.

Provenance

From Kerma, K. N.50-X. 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

Longest bead: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.) Shortest bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1039

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads