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Fabric and bead fragments

Fragments of short cylinder beads, linen and leather in metal container.

Provenance

From Kerma, Tumulus III, K318:13. 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, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

14.1223

Medium or Technique

Copper, electrum, linen, leather

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles