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Ring beads

About forty white ring beads, some with remnants of original stringing.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 131 no.1. 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: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1373

Medium or Technique

Shell, original fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads