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Fragments of a girdle

This girdle is made of fragments of leather and nine strands of blue faience ring beads with fragments of original stringing twisted together. It was found on the waist.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 28. 1915: 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, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-392

Medium or Technique

Faience, leather

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment