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Ring beads

There are approximately 3500 ring beads and also one piece of mica (0.2 in diameter) pierced with two holes, probably for an applique for clothing.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K IV grave 426. 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, 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

13.5781

Medium or Technique

Faience, mica

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads