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Ring beads

About eighty blue faience and white shell ring beads, some with remnants of original stringing.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 133 debris. 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)

Accession Number

16-4-1384

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, original fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads