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Cylinder beads

Three long cylinder beads - fragmentary. One long decorated bead (fragment of tauris?). All greatly weathered.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, 453/4. 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.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

height x width x thickness of decorated bead: 1.4 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm (9/16 x 3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1606

Medium or Technique

Blue faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads