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Ring beads

This group of beads consists of approximately 500 small blue ring beads (some on segments of the original string and others loose) and three small pieces of leather ? or mud.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KB 101 from left wrist. 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, Middle Kerma, 2050–1700 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-319

Medium or Technique

Glass, leather or mud, original fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads