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Ring beads

This string consists of seventeen ring beads, one is loose and one shell ring bead.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. KN 45-X. 1916 : 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 of shell bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter of ring bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1020

Medium or Technique

Faience and shell.

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads