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Ring beads

Seven tiny ring beads and one thick ring bead.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 98 no.2. 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 small bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter alrge bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1254

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads