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Disc beads

Nineteen disc beads, strung on the edge of a leather garment to judge from the tiny traces remaining.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, Tumulus III, ST1(3). 1913: 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, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5766

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads