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Beads and amulets

Short string of faience disk beads, 1 cylinder bead plus one amulet; four additional loose amulets bored for stringing.

Provenance

From Aniba Object number 620, no Tomb Number: 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: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.); 1cm amulet length

Accession Number

50.4102

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads