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Ring beads

About forty white shell ring beads and fragments and two tiny blue faience ring beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 130-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 shell bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter faience bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1370

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads