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Ring beads

Over four hundred faience ? ring beads encased in some organic material, possibly resin or mud ? and many tiny blue faience ring beads.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 139-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 rough beads: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter faience beads: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1397

Medium or Technique

Resin or mud ?, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads