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Beads and leather fragments

One long cylinder bead. One decorated rectangular bead with vertical impressions on both sides. One cylinder bead - tapering at one end. A few small ring beads. From RA.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma,1803/5. 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter of ring beads: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1095

Medium or Technique

Ivory, shell and leather

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads