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Leather fragments and ring beads

Eight whole and one fragment of white shell ring beads. Scraps of leather. Under this number in the register a bowl is also listed, but is missing. (Maybe these beads were it's contents, or could also be a part of 14-3-478, which is a leather skirt and beads.)

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, 1096/8. 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)

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Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter of shell bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1593

Medium or Technique

Shell and leather

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads