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Ring beads

Many ring beads

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K XVI, grave 1621 no.9. 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, 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter carnelian bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1271

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads